On Thursday, a car drove into the barrier of Downing Street. © ustin Tallis/afp
In London's government district, a car crashed into the barrier of Downing Street. A man was arrested. The police do not assume an act of terrorism. You can read all updates on this incident here.
Update from May 26, 06:30 a.m.: The investigation into a car that crashed into the heavy barrier to Downing Street continues: At the moment, the London police do not assume an act of terrorism, according to a recent report by the AFP news agency.
The day before, a man had been arrested – it is said to have been the driver of the silver car. Driving over the sidewalk, he apparently tried to make his way into the government district.
The incident took place near the official residence of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. According to British media, he left his seat shortly after the incident.
Update from May 25, 18:53 p.m.: After a car drove into the barrier of Downing Street in London, large parts of Whitehall are closed to the public, reports sky news. It goes on to say that officers searched the trunk of the car and found a large white sheet.
Footage of the incident is said to show a small silver car that appears to be coming out of a parking lot next to the Defense Ministry building. The car crosses Whitehall and brakes abruptly before heading straight into the gates of Downing Street.
One witness said, "I heard a bang, looked up, and saw a crowd of police officers with tasers yelling at the man." The police were very quickly present.
First reported on May 25, 18:38 p.m.: London – On Thursday, a car crashed into the heavy barrier to Downing Street at the British seat of government in London. A man had been arrested, among other things, for property damage, British media reported, citing the police. No one was injured. The background was initially unclear. Whitehall Street, which runs through the government district, was closed, as reported by the BBC.
Downing Street has been closed to vehicles for a long time, and the barrier has been strengthened over the decades. Since 1989, a large black metal fence has blocked the driveway. (Kiba/dpa)