Suspect in UK parliament crash named as Salih Khater


The man arrested on suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack at the UK Parliament on Tuesday has been identified as 29-year-old Salih Khater.

Khater, Sudan-born British national, was identified by a European security source but noted that he was not known to intelligence services before Tuesday.

Khater was arrested on Tuesday, on suspicion of ramming a car into pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. He is being held in custody in south London.

Scotland Yard’s head of counter-terrorism, Neil Basu said no other suspects have been identified.

However, Police are searching three properties as part of their investigation into the incident – two in Birmingham and one in Nottingham.

Three people were treated at the scene of Tuesday’s attack, two were taken to hospital. A man suffered “non-serious” injuries and a woman sustained “serious, but not life-threatening injuries.” Both have been discharged from hospital.

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