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Car crash outside U.K. Parliament; terrorist suspect arrested

A man detained on suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack outside Britain’s parliament is Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin, a European security source told Reuters on Wednesday.

Police believe a car was deliberately driven into pedestrians and cyclists, injuring three people, before ramming a security barrier outside parliament on Tuesday morning.

The 29-year-old driver was arrested by armed officers at the scene moments later. He is currently being questioned on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism and on Wednesday was further arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, although police have said he is not co-operating with detectives. (Reuters)

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Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

Police officers stand at the vehicle barrier to the Houses of Parliament where a car crashed after knocking down cyclists and pedestrians yesterday in Westminster, London, Britain, Aug. 15, 2018. (Photo: Hannah McKay/Reuters)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

Forensics officers work near the car that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Frank Augstein/AP)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

Armed police on Victoria Embankment in Westminster, after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

In this frame grab taken Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 armed police detain a man who was in a car that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament stands to the right of a bus in London. (Photo: ITN via AP)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

Forensics officers work near the car that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Frank Augstein/AP)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

Forensic investigators work at the site after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Hannah McKay/Reuters)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

Bicycles lie on the ground at the scene after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Hannah McKay/Reuters)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

Forensic investigators work at the site after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Hannah McKay/Reuters)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

A police woman patrols on Westminster Bridge after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, in London, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.(Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

Forensic investigators work at the site after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Henry Nicholls/Reuters)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

Armed police officers stand at a cordon after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Hannah McKay/Reuters)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

Police officers stand at a cordon after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Hannah McKay/Reuters)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

Forensics officers carry away bags from the car that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Frank Augstein/AP)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

In this frame grab provided by UK Newsflare, emergency services attend the wounded after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: UK Newsflare via AP)

Car crash outside U.K. Parliament

Bicycles lie on the ground at the scene after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Hannah McKay/Reuters)

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