London, Aug 14: The driver of the car which crashed into the security barriers outside the UK’s Parliament building on Tuesday was arrested by the armed police on Tuesday. A number of pedestrians were injured in the incident. Also Read - Trending News Today April 26, 2020: Chandigarh PGIMER's Global Webinar on COVID-19 Tells Indian Doctors of Drug That Could Reduce Mortality on Early Usage

Meanwhile, there is no official confirmation from the Metropolitan Police about the nature of the attack and whether it had any terrorist connection. The incident happened at 07:37 am (local time), prompting a major police response. Also Read - In a First, UK Parliament to Use Zoom For Historic Virtual COVID-19 Sittings

Armed officers from Scotland Yard were at the scene instantly and one man has been arrested. Also Read - Watch: Instead of Money, People Play Poker With Toilet Paper Rolls at London Club

“At 0737 hrs today, a car was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene, the Met Police said in a statement.

A number of pedestrians have been injured. Officers remain at the scene, it said.

The area around Parliament Square has been cordoned off as investigations continue.

A car was seen crashed into the large steel barriers that are erected around the Houses of Parliament complex in Westminster.

Witnesses said they saw the car crash into the barriers deliberately.

Heavy armed police presence could be seen in the area as the incident unfolded.

(Inputs from PTI)