Police get longer to quiz Parliament crash suspect as friends claim 'accident'

Armed police surround the car outside the Houses of Parliament

A man deliberately drove a auto into London pedestrians and cyclists on Tuesday before ramming it into barriers outside Britain's parliament in what police said appeared to be the second terrorist attack at the building in just under 18 months.

The privately-owned silver Ford Fiesta, registration FL10 CWZ, used in the attack was driven from Birmingham to London late on Monday and spent nearly five hours in the Tottenham Court Road area.

Authorities said officers arrested the male driver of the auto on suspicion of terrorist offenses.

Another recording shows injured cyclists and pedestrians lying in the street in the immediate aftermath of the incident. No other suspects have been identified and police believe there is no further threat to Londoners, he said.

Emergency services treated three people on the scene but there were no life threatening injuries.

The incident occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m.

Eyewitness Ewalina Ochab told the Press Association: "I think it looked intentional - the vehicle drove at speed and towards the barriers".

Mahmood said he had heard that Khater was not a worshiper at the mosque and had shown no signs of radicalisation. "I saw the vehicle in the barrier, I didn't know how it got there".

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Ahmed Abdi, who is originally from Somalia, said Khater was regularly at the Bunna internet cafe, and was a "very quiet" man who "never spoke" and drove a small white, old auto.

Salih Khater, 29, was arrested on Tuesday after his Ford Fiesta Zetec rammed into pedestrians and cyclists outside the Houses of Parliament. Khater lives a ten-minute drive from the ex-home of Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood.

Jason Williams also said that the crash looked deliberate and that the auto was speeding.

"I was told to move and started to run", he said.

Westminster station is closed for entry and exit, Transport for London said.

It looked deliberate. It didn't look like an accident.

Later US President Donald Trump urged "toughness" against those responsible for the attack, who he referred to as "animals". "How do you do that by accident?"

"But whatever the reason behind it people have been injured and that is wrong and my heart goes out to those who have been injured". He stabbed an unarmed police officer to death before being shot dead.

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