A British citizen who was born abroad is the suspect in what the British government has called a terrorist attack Tuesday outside the House of Parliament in London in which the driver of a Ford Fiesta plowed through 15 cyclists and pedestrians, injuring three.
The London Daily Mail said the 29-year-old suspect was known to police, who were searching addresses in Nottingham and in Birmingham.
The incident came 17 months after Khalid Masood killed five people when he drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing to death police officer Keith Palmer at the gates of Parliament.
Masood also was known by police prior to his attack in March 2017, as was Salman Abedi, who in May 2017 set off a bomb strapped to his body packed with nuts and bolts that tore through a young crowd of concert-goers in his Manchester, England, killing 22 people — one as young as 8 — and injuring another 59.
In the latest attack, closed circuit footage showed the driver swerving the wrong way down the road, intentionally veering through crowds at up to 50 mph before before slamming into a security barrier outside Parliament. A female cyclist was being treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries, the paper said.
London police said the car used in the attack was driven from Birmingham to the British capital late Monday night.
Scotland Yard counter-terror chief Neil Basu said no other suspects were identified or reported.
“There’s no intelligence at this time of further danger to Londoners or the rest of the U.K.,” he said.
Security minister Ben Wallace, calling on the public to be vigilant and report odd behavior, warned that attackers use “everyday items” such as knives and cars to strike a “free and open” society.
President Trump tweeted in response to the incident Tuesday: “These animals are crazy and must be dealt with through toughness and strength!”