Westminster Eyewitness: Armed Police Were "Dragging Man Out" Of Car

14 August 2018, 10:03 | Updated: 14 August 2018, 13:36

Armed police were "dragging" a man from a car that crashed outside the Houses of Parliament, an eye witness told LBC.

Donovan Parsons, a cameraman for ITV, was filming in Westminster when a car crashed into security barriers at the Houses of Parliament.

He told LBC's Theo Usherwood that as soon as he heard the bang he turned around to see that a car had hit the barrier.

"While we were filming, all the police came out and then six 4x4's shot past us and armed police jumped out and over the barrier.

"They pointed at the vehicle.

"It's been quite a hairy morning," he said.

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

Footage shows a large police presence on the scene in Westminster, including armed officers. They rush to the car with their weapons drawn and haul open the car doors before leading a man away.

Westminster is in lockdown with a 500m cordon in place.

There are a number of road closures in the area, but Westminster underground station has since fully reopened.