'These animals must be dealt with toughness and strength,' Trump on Westminster attack

WION Web Team
Washington, USA Published: Aug 14, 2018, 05:40 PM(IST)

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. 

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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)

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