Sudanese Westminster Terrorist Was Asylum Seeker who travelled to Britain from Libya

Sudanese Westminster Terrorist Was Asylum Seeker who travelled to Britain from Libya

Sudanese Westminster Terrorist Was Asylum Seeker who travelled to Britain from Libya

Police appealed to the public to stay away, and the Westminster subway station was closed.

The suspect is not believed to have been known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police, but is understood to have been known to local police. No one else was in the vehicle, which is being searched at the scene of the accident.

Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism head Neil Basu said on Tuesday that the apparent deliberate nature of the act, the method used and the "iconic" location of Parliament led the force to treat it as a terrorist incident.

"At this early stage of the investigation, no other suspects at the scene have been identified or reported to police". He was not known to security services before Tuesday.

The auto attack outside UK's Houses of Parliament this week is eerily similar to the one previous year that left five people dead - and now authorities are looking into whether the two are related. A woman is being treated for serious but non life-threatening injuries.

The vehicle struck several cyclists and pedestrians before hitting security barriers.

The suspect, said to be in his late 20s, was arrested after driving a silver Ford Fiesta through a crowd before going into the opposite lane and crashing into security barriers.

-The Metropolitan Police has said it is treating the crash as a terrorist incident for the time being.

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The Silver vehicle then drove to the Westminster area, circling the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall until just after 7.30am.

The man allegedly behind the wheel of a auto which crashed into pedestrians and cyclists in London has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism, police have confirmed.

"I couldn't see him doing anything stupid like that", said one neighbor, who only gave his name as Adam. Another man, who was treated at the scene, did not need to go to hospital.

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid said, "Huge thanks to our emergency services for their rapid reaction to incident in Westminster this morning".

"As of May 2018 he is no longer enrolled at the university".

The threat of terrorism is a constant concern for Parliamentarians - it's not new.

He said since March 2017, 13 Islamist plots and four far-right plots had been foiled. Anyone with video or pictures of the crash is asked to send them to police.

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