Trump tweets on London 'terrorist attack' as investigation gets underway

Aug 17, 2018, 01:18
Trump tweets on London 'terrorist attack' as investigation gets underway

The nearby Westminster subway station was closed, and police asked people to stay away from the area, which is filled with government offices and major tourist attractions including Westminster Abbey.

The suspect, a 29-year-old British national, was known to police in the West Midlands but not MI5 or counter terrorism officers.

The man, who is in his late 20s, was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences and has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.

While the suspect has been detained, the vehicle remains on the scene and is being searched. "There is no intelligence of further danger to Londoners or the rest of the [U.K.] in connection with this incident", he added.

He injured three people, but none of the injuries were life-threatening. The Labour politician tweeted: "I have told the police and security services that they have my total support in doing whatever is necessary to protect the public in London and Birmingham".

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The suspect arrested following the Westminster terror attack yesterday has been further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Video footage showed the vehicle veering across the road and into a security lane leading to parliament before crashing into a barrier.

Footage shows the silver Ford Fiesta veering across an intersection, hitting a number of cyclists and pedestrians, before speeding into a barrier outside the Houses of Parliament in London at 7:37 am.

Scotland Yard's head of counter-terrorism Neil Basu said no other suspects have been identified.

Ahmed Abdi, who is originally from Somalia, said Khater was regularly at the Bunna internet cafe, and was a "very quiet" man who "never spoke" and drove a small white, old vehicle.

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Basu stated that police did not find any weapons in the Fiesta and that the unnamed man is not cooperating with British authorities. Officers remain at the scene.

The London Ambulance Service said it treated two people at the scene for injuries "that are not believed to be serious".

"I couldn't see him doing anything stupid like that", said one neighbor, who only gave his name as Adam.

In March of 2017, four people died after Khalid Masood rammed a vehicle into a crowd on Westminister Bridge. He was shot dead at the scene.

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