Published: Sun, August 19, 2018

United Kingdom parliament attack suspect charged with attempted murder

United Kingdom parliament attack suspect charged with attempted murder

Khater, a 29-year-old British citizen of Sudanese origin, was arrested at the scene of the Tuesday Aug. 14, 2018 vehicle crash outside the Houses of Parliament on suspicion of "the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism", police said.

Salih Khater, of Highgate Street, Birmingham, will appear in court facing two counts of attempted murder, following the incident outside the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.

Three people were injured in Tuesday's incident.

It then roved around Westminster for more than 90 minutes before crashing into the barrier just before 7.40am on Tuesday.

Prosecutors will be treating his case as terrorism, the Metropolitan police said after charging him on Saturday.

The news came the day after Sir Mark Rowley, the former head of anti-terrorism policing, revealed that 14 terrorists plots had been thwarted a year ago, 10 of them triggered by warped Islamist ideology and four...


He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday 20 August.

Salih Khater, 29, from Birmingham, is alleged to have swerved his vehicle into cyclists and pedestrians shortly after 07:30 BST on 14 August.

Khater is being charged under the Criminal Attempts Act 1981.

He was arrested on suspicion of terrorism and later re-arrested for attempted murder at the south London police station where he was being quizzed.

One injured person was treated at the scene and two were taken to local hospitals, where they were treated and released.

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