Published: Fri, August 17, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Westminster crash: Police names Salih Khater as terror suspect

Westminster crash: Police names Salih Khater as terror suspect

It's reported that the suspect, who's in his 20s, is refusing to answer their questions and is not known to the police.

-No one else was in the vehicle.

Police are searching three addresses in the Midlands after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism following a auto crash outside Parliament.

The driver was arrested at the scene and officers have been searching three addresses in central England as part of their investigation.

In June 2017, seven people were killed and dozens injured when three men rammed pedestrians with a vehicle at London Bridge.

Police said that no one is believed to be in life-threatening condition.

Anti-terror police have shifted their investigation of the Westminster terror attack to the Midlands as they seek to piece together the attacker's movements and motive.

The session of the COBRA committee was called after a motorist slammed into pedestrians and cyclists before hitting a barrier near the House of Lords on Tuesday.

A "number of pedestrians" were injured when a auto crashed into barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament, with armed police swooping in to arrest the driver, Scotland Yard said.

"At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident", the Metropolitan Police said in an emailed statement.

The vehicle is said to have been driven at speed, and to have lifted off the ground when it hit the barriers. The suspect has so far been described by Met police as "not co-operating" with their investigations.

London Ambulance Service said they had treated two people at the scene for non-serious injuries and taken them to hospital.

Visitors need to go through a chicane-like system created to help armed officers spot suspects.

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

In March 2017, Khalid Masood, 52, killed four people on nearby Westminster Bridge and stabbed an unarmed police officer to death in the grounds of parliament before being shot dead.

Westminster Tube station was closed and streets around Millbank and Parliament Square cordoned off for several hours. I heard some noise and someone screamed.

"I can't see him doing anything stupid".

Prime Minister Theresa May has offered her praise for the emergency services for their "immediate and courageous response", following the incident.

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