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Counter-terror unit leading London crash probe

Posted: 5:17 AM, Aug 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-14 09:17:54Z

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a crash outside the House of Parliament in London (all times local):

9:35 a.m.

London’s Metropolitan Police say that the Counter-Terrorism Command is leading the investigation after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.

There were a number of people injured in Tuesday’s incident, though none are in life-threatening condition.

The police force says it is keeping an open mind about the incident, which comes only a year after Khalid Masood ploughed a car into crowds on Westminster Bridge, killing four people.

Masood abandoned his car then stabbed and killed a police officer before being shot in a courtyard outside Parliament.

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8:55 a.m.

London’s Metropolitan Police say no one is in a life-threatening condition following a car crash outside the Houses of Parliament.

Armed police have swooped on the area, cordoning off streets around Parliament Square, Millbank and Victoria Tower Gardens. Sky News video showed a man being arrested after the incident on Tuesday. 

The car slammed into barriers that had been extended following the Westminster Bridge attack in March 2017 when Khalid Masood ploughed a car into crowds on Westminster Bridge, killing four people.

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8:15 a.m.

London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured.

Police said that the driver of car, a man, was arrested at scene after the incident which took place at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday in London.

No other details were immediately available, but Metropolitan Police said on Twitter that they will issue more information when they have it.