File photo of US President Donald Trump. Photograph:( Reuters )
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged tough action against the "animals" behind a suspected terror attack outside Britain's Houses of Parliament.
"Another terrorist attack in London...These animals are crazy and must be dealt with through toughness and strength!" Trump tweeted after a car crashed into barriers outside the parliament buildings and injured several pedestrians.
Another terrorist attack in London...These animals are crazy and must be dealt with through toughness and strength!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018
A number of people were injured when a car collided with security barriers outside London's parliament building on Tuesday and the driver was arrested, police said.
Police said they could not immediately determine whether the incident was terrorism-related.
"The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. A number of pedestrians have been injured. Officers remain at the scene. We will issue further info when we have it," London's police force said in a statement on Twitter.
A spokeswoman said: "We're still trying to piece it together."
Footage on social media showed a handcuffed man being led away by heavily armed police.
The crash occurred at 0637 GMT.
(With inputs from agencies)