British-Sudanese man Salih Khater named as parliament attack suspect

Police arrested the 29-year-old man after he appeared to drive his car at cyclists and pedestrians before ramming his car into barriers. (Supplied)

A man detained on Tuesday on suspicion of deliberately targeting pedestrians outside Britain's parliament is Salih Khater, a British citizen of Sudanese origin who was not previously known to intelligence agencies, a European security source said.

Police arrested the 29-year-old man after he appeared to drive his car at cyclists and pedestrians before ramming his car into barriers. (Supplied)

Police arrested the 29-year-old man after he appeared to drive his car at cyclists and pedestrians before ramming his car into barriers. (Supplied)

Police arrested a 29-year-old man after he appeared to drive his car at cyclists and pedestrians before ramming his car into barriers.

"It is still being treated as terrorism but the motive is unknown as yet," said a European security source. Police have not given any further details about the man's identity.

A car that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament stands to the right of a bus in London, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP)

A car that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament stands to the right of a bus in London, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP)


 

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