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HomeNewsUK NewsPalace of WestminsterWestminster incident: Car hits cyclists and pedestrians ‘at 40mph’ in ‘terror attack’ outside ParliamentA man in his late 20s has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences after the crash in central LondonArmed police point their guns inside the silver FordPolice urged Londoners to remain vigilant, adding: “At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident and the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command is now leading the investigation.”Terrified eyewitnesses said it appeared the car was deliberately driven into the victims and barriers, and they ran for their lives fearing it was another terror attack in central London.The incident happened at the height of the morning commute and put the Palace of Westminster and surrounding area on lockdown.Afterwards, the man who was arrested was not cooperating with detectives, and police were still trying to formally identify him, said Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, head of Scotland Yard’s Counter Terror Command.Mr Basu said based on the information known so far, “we don’t believe this person is known to either MI5 or counter terrorism police”.He added: “It certainly appears to be a deliberate act, but what the motivation is, we can’t say.”No other suspects have been identified and there is “no intelligence at this time of further danger” to people in the capital, Mr Basu said.In video aired by the BBC, the Ford is seen coming along the road next to Parliament Square before moving to turn right towards Westminster Abbey.An ambulance passes the car on its right hand side, the vehicle swerves left crossing oncoming traffic and a pavement before entering a small road and crashing into the barriers.Westminster incident: ‘Terror attack’ footage shows speeding car plough into cyclists forcing police to jumpVehicles with their lights flashing can be seen behind the car. Mr Basu said police were not pursuing the car, and the incident happened as paramedics were en route to an unrelated call.A police officer can be seen jumping another barrier that runs along the side of the road to get out of the way.London Ambulance Service said paramedics treated three people at the scene and took two of them a woman and a man to hospital with non life threatening injuries. The third patient, a man, was assessed at the scene and released.The woman remained hospitalised with serious injuries, while the man had been released by midday from St Thomas’ Hospital, located across the River Thames from the Palace of Westminster.Eyewitness Barrie Williams told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire that it appeared the car had hit four or five cyclists, who were waiting to cross at traffic lights with others, before swerving and hitting the barriers as it accelerated.Westminster incident: Dramatic moment heavily armed police pull driver from car after crashing into Parliament barriersHe said: “I heard a commotion and turned around to see a silver car heading towards the cyclists on the other side of the road.

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