Several people have been injured after a auto crashed into the barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday.
"It certainly appears to be a deliberate act", he said of the incident. I saw the auto in the barrier, I didn't know how it got there. He says officers are searching the vehicle, but no weapons have been found. Although he had not been formally identified, the man was not believed to be known to security forces, Basu added.
No one else was in the auto and no weapons have been found so far.
"There is no intelligence at this time of further dangers to Londoners or the rest of the UK", Basu said.
Eyewitnesses have said the vehicle appeared to deliberately hit members of the public.
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. "It was a loud bang". The driver did not get out. I was told basically to move away, to run.
"It's all been high-speed and very, very dramatic". How do you do that by accident?
"The driver of the auto, a man in his late 20s, was arrested at the scene by armed officers".
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, who like other lawmakers is on holiday during parliament's summer recess, said her thoughts were with the people injured. Police have said nobody injured is in "a life-threatening condition".
The incident, which took place at 7:37 a.m. local time (2:37 a.m. ET), led to a large police operation and took place close to the site of another terrorist attack in London a year ago.
He said officers had their guns out when they arrested the driver.
On March 22, 2017, a auto mounted the sidewalk on Westminster Bridge - just south of where Tuesday's attack occurred - and hit 11 pedestrians before the attacker exited the vehicle with a knife and attempted to enter Parliament, fatally wounding a police officer before being shot. Police officers surrounded a silver vehicle which had hit several cyclists and arrested a man wearing a puffa jacket.
She continued: 'I was walking on the other side [of the road].
"I saw the auto crash into the barrier outside Westminster Palace, with smoke coming out of the vehicle".
There was not believed to be a further danger to Londoners or the wider United Kingdom related to the morning's crash, Basu said.
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