UK Counterterrorism Police Conducting Searches After Westminster Incident

© Sputnik / Alex McNaughton / Go to the photo bankPolice officers cordon off the territory near the UK Parliament in London where an assailant attacked a police officer and pedestrians.
Police officers cordon off the territory near the UK Parliament in London where an assailant attacked a police officer and pedestrians. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK counterterrorism officers are conducting searches at several locations in central England after a car-ramming incident in London, the Metropolitan Police said in a press release on Tuesday.

"Counterterrorism officers are carrying out searches at three addresses in the Midlands as part of their ongoing investigation into a collision in Westminster this morning," the press release read.

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A Ford Fiesta collided with several cyclists and pedestrians earlier on Tuesday before crashing at high speed into a security fence outside the Houses of Parliament. Three people were injured in the incident, police said.

Armed police stand in the street after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, August 14, 2018 - Sputnik International
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The driver of the car was arrested at the scene on suspicion of terrorist offenses. According to the press release, a 29-year-old man is a UK national. His vehicle remains at the scene.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May expressed her support for those injured and thanked the emergency services "for their immediate and courageous response."

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