Suspect in London auto ramming ID'd as British citizen from Sudan


He is believed to have been known to local police, but not counter-terrorism police or MI5.

In a tweet, the Metropolitan Police stated that two pedestrians are injured.

A 29-year-old Sudan-born United Kingdom citizen is being held on terrorism charges relating to a vehicle crash at Parliament in London that injured three people, British media reports. A third person was treated at the crash site.

No-one else was in the auto when it crashed and no weapons were found in it.

Police later searched three addresses, two in Birmingham and one in Nottingham, central England.

Sham Khatun said: "A van parked up outside the house, they broke into the house".

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Scotland Yard said later Tuesday morning that it was treating the event as a "terrorist incident".

Nigel Evans, a Conservative member of Parliament, told TalkRadio that "filtering traffic" in the area could add an extra layer of security.

London's Metropolitan Police say no one is in a life-threatening condition following a vehicle crash outside the Houses of Parliament. Britain's security minister Ben Wallace said he was a British citizen who "came from another country originally". He is believed to have lived in the Birmingham Hall Green area.

The police released a statement on their website that said: "The Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command is investigating an incident in Westminster this morning during which a number of people were injured".

"We must keep an open mind about what has happened".

The silver Ford Fiesta then crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. "I turned around and I saw a silver vehicle driving from the crossing - very fast and close to the railings, maybe even on the pavement", Ochab said.

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Several streets around nearby Parliament Square and Victoria Tower Gardens have been cordoned off.

The immediate area around the incident remains taped off and screened by white temporary fencing.

Britain's government will be holding a session of its emergency committee following what it described as a suspected terrorist incident near the Houses of Parliament.

AC Basu said the suspect was in custody but was not cooperating with detectives.

Most recently he moved to a council block in April, which is just ten minutes from the former home of Khalid Masood, whose murderous rampage 17 months ago appears to have inspired Khater's own carborne attack yesterday.

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