Use of vehicle in attack fits pattern of previous Islamic State attacks.
Three people are being treated for injuries following a terror attack at Parliament Square in London.
A man drove a car into pedestrians, before crashing into security barriers.
Authorities have not yet released the name of the terrorist suspect, but his photo can be seen below:
The suspect that crashed his car outside the House of #Parliament detained by #MetPolice
The car crashed between two barriers and a lane that leads to the Parliament.#Westminster #London pic.twitter.com/4OKms8Uupv
— Leonidas ToEat ♎ (@AnAthenianToLDN) August 14, 2018
According to Reuters, the man came to the UK from another country:
“A man who drove a car into London pedestrians outside Britain’s parliament on Tuesday was a British citizen who originally came from another country, security minister Ben Wallace said.”
Footage of the attack can be seen below:
WATCH: Surveillance footage of a London car crash outside the House of Parliament, which police are investigating as a terror attack. https://t.co/Z96GLduN2N pic.twitter.com/whHQPf3izK
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 14, 2018
US President Donald Trump tweeted following the attack:
“Another terrorist attack in London…These animals are crazy and must be dealt with through toughness and strength!”
Another terrorist attack in London…These animals are crazy and must be dealt with through toughness and strength!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018
UK PM Theresa May also responded:
“My thoughts are with those injured in the incident in Westminster and my thanks to the emergency services for their immediate and courageous response.”
My thoughts are with those injured in the incident in Westminster and my thanks to the emergency services for their immediate and courageous response.
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) August 14, 2018
The attack fits the pattern of previous ISIS attacks, where the terror group has encouraged their evil followers to use vehicles as weapons to kill innocent people.
Photo – YouTube