Westminster 'Terror Attack': Driver Arrested After Car Mows Down People

Cops don't know the motive ... Who has a guess?

From The Telegraph:
A terror suspect arrested after a car crashed into a barrier at the Houses of Parliament at high speed is not believed to be known to the security services, police have said.

At least three people were injured when the silver Ford Fiesta hit a group of cyclists and pedestrians waiting for traffic lights to change. Rooftop camera footage shows the car mounting a pavement on the wrong side of the road before, witnesses said, it travelled at up to 50mph for around 40 metres (130ft) and hit a bollard.

Scotland Yard said a man in his late 20s was arrested after the incident at around 7.30am on Tuesday. The suspect was taken to a south London police station, where he remains on suspicion of terrorism offences. He is not co-operating with officers.

The Met’s counter-terrorism command is leading the investigation. Officers are seeking to formally identify the suspect, but “don’t believe this person is known to either MI5 or counter-terrorism police”.

The suspect is reported to be from the Midlands and it is believed that he might have travelled to London from Birmingham.

Westminster was in lockdown as armed police swarmed the scene. One witness said: “It looked intentional – the car drove at speed and towards the barriers.”

Images showed a man being led away in handcuffs after armed police surrounded the eight-year-old car.

No one else was in the car and police said no weapons had been recovered from the scene.

Speaking outside New Scotland Yard, Neil Basu, the Met’s Assistant Commissioner for counter-terrorism, said police and the intelligence services were working to establish if the suspect was part of a wider terror cell and if he had received assistance from others in planning the attack.

Mr Basu said: “It appears to have been a deliberate act, but what the motive was we can’t answer at the moment. We haven’t formally identified the suspect, but we don’t believe he’s known to MI5.”…

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