Former Mayor Of London Boris Johnson Reacts To Westminster Terrorist Incident

14 August 2018, 11:05 | Updated: 14 August 2018, 13:38

A former Mayor of London says it would be "very said and troubling" if the incident in Westminster is confirmed to be a terrorist incident.

Boris Johnson was reacting to news of an incident outside the Houses of Parliament where a number of pedestrians were injured as a car crashed into security barriers.

The former Mayor spoke to reporters while walking through Westminster.

He said: "If it is indeed confirmed to be a terrorist incident, then obviously that is very sad and very troubling news."

A number of pedestrians have been injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.

A Met Police statement read: "A man has been arrested following a collision in Westminster this morning.

"At 07:37hrs today, Tuesday 14 August, a car was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament.

"The male driver of the car (no further details) was arrested by officers at the scene.

"A number of pedestrians have been injured. We await an update on their condition, however officers do not believe that anyone is in a life-threatening condition.

"Officers remain at the scene and cordons are in place to assist the investigation."

Westminster underground station has since fully reopened, after entrances and exits were closed as the incident unfolded.

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