London police :

London(IP)-The London police issued a statement on Thursday night and announced that the incident of a car hitting the security gate in front of the British Prime Minister's building was not a terrorist attack.

Iran PressEurope: A car has collided with the front gates of Downing Street in London, police said on Thursday.

Police added that there were no injuries and one person had been arrested.

A man was arrested on Thursday after a car collided with the front gates of Downing Street, the site of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's office and residence, in an incident London police said was not currently being treated as "terror-related".

BBC television footage showed the vehicle crossing the road towards Downing Street and approaching the gate at a low speed. The main gate appeared to be undamaged.

A witness who did not provide their name said the driver was a white man estimated to be in his 50s.

"A small cordon remains in place outside Downing Street after a car collided with the gates earlier this afternoon," London police said in a statement.

"The incident is being dealt with by local officers in Westminster and isn't currently being treated as terror-related."

Police had said earlier armed officers had arrested a man at the scene on suspicion of criminal damage and dangerous driving. Inquiries were ongoing and there were no reports of injuries.


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