A terror suspect who injured several and tried to kill at least 15 people in Westminster, United Kingdom on Tuesday with his vehicle has been arrested, according to The Daily Mail. The alleged suspect was apprehended by police after his Ford Fiesta crashed into a barrier at the Houses of Parliament while driving roughly 50 mph. Authorities have indicated they are treating the incident as a terror attack.
The latest terror attack in London shows the city has gotten out of control. President Trump tweeted “Another terrorist attack in London…These animals are crazy and must be dealt with through toughness and strength!” He’s absolutely right. The most horrifying aspect of the incident is that police admit they did not have this terrorist on their radar. How many more of these ‘animals’ are waiting to kill more people?
The Daily Mail reports that the suspect drove his Ford Fiesta, which he purchased roughly two months ago, toward a group of cyclists at high-speed early Tuesday morning. After hitting a few, he appears to have attempted to kill himself afterwards by running into a wall at a high speed.
CCTV footage shows the car veering toward the opposite side of the road around 50 mph before hitting a barrier. Witnesses say the man appeared to be intentionally trying to run over the cyclists, and authorities say they are treating the case as terrorism-related.
“It looked intentional – the car drove at speed and towards the barriers,” one witness said.
The suspect, who is reportedly in his 20s, was taken into custody and is currently being questioned by police.
The Daily Mail reports that he has not been cooperating with counter-terrorism officials — who are handling the investigation — about the attack.
Police said there were no weapons or other passengers in the vehicle with the suspect.