Pedestrians hurt as car hits barriers at UK parliament, man arrested

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     DETAINED Police arrested one man at the scene of the incident

A man has been arrested after a number of pedestrians were injured when a auto crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard said.

A Scotland Yard statement reads: "At 0737 hours today, a vehicle was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament".

Footage on social media showed a handcuffed man being led away by heavily armed police.

Sky's political correspondent Tom Parmenter said "the police response is very significant", with more officers arriving at the scene.

Eyewitnesses at the scene said one woman was being treated on the ground, but was awake.

Video showed the driver being dragged out of his vehicle by a number of police officers.

Eyewitness Ewalina Ochab said: "I think it looked intentional - the auto drove at speed and towards the barriers". "Basically I've seen a man driving a vehicle, and he's gone into one of the bollards".

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

UK Metropolitan Police have not said why the man was arrested. "We will issue further info when we have it".

Khalid Masood was then shot dead by armed police in that same courtyard.

Westminster train station has also been closed for entry and exit as authorities deal with the "security alert" incident.

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