Westminster incident: What do we know about Salih Khater?

Westminster incident: What do we know about Salih Khater?

A vehicle crashed into barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack on Tuesday, injuring a "number of pedestrians" close to where five people were killed a year ago.

A statement by police said: "At 07:37hrs on Tuesday 14 August, a silver Ford Fiesta collided with a number of cyclists and pedestrians, before crashing into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament".

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the UK's counter-terrorism chief said the arrested man was in his 20s, but yet to be formally identified.

The crash which took place at 7:37 in the morning, injured a number of pedestrians Tuesday.

A man has been arrested while two people have been taken to hospital, although their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Armed police immediately surrounded the silver auto after it crashed at 7:37 a.m. London time, pointing guns at the driver as he was removed from the vehicle, according to footage posted on Twitter.

She said: "I was walking on the other side [of the road]".

Barry Williams, a BBC member of staff based at Millbank, said: "I heard lots of screams and turned round".

Since that attack, steel and concrete crash barriers have been improved outside the Houses of Parliament.

The suspect in a vehicle ramming outside Parliament that was being treated as a terror incident has been named as Salih Khater, according to British media reports Wednesday.

Stefan Rousseau/ZUMA Press/NewscomIn the aftermath of a vehicle attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London, U.K. officials have proposed making the area a car-free zone.

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.

Westminster station has been closed for both entry and exit due to the security alert, Transport for London said. "The guards started screaming to people to move away".

Several eyewitnesses said the driver's actions were deliberate.

"It looked deliberate. It didn't look like an accident", he said.

"Another terrorist attack in London.These animals are insane and must be dealt with through toughness and strength!", the US President tweeted. "How do you do that by accident?" In March 2017, Khalid Masood, 52, killed four people on nearby Westminster Bridge and stabbed to death an unarmed police officer on Parliament grounds before Masood was shot dead by police. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people who have been injured".