Early in the morning on Tuesday, a man crashed a car into security barriers outside the House of Parliament in Westminster.

He had earlier hit cyclists waiting for traffic light.

The incident occurred at about 6:30 a.m. and eyewitness said it looked intentional. 

Two of the cyclists, with non life-threatening injuries have been taken to hospital, according to London Ambulance Service. 

Eyewitnesses said the silver car appeared to deliberately hit members of the public, as the man appeared to have exceeding recommended 40 mph speed limit. 

The BBC reports that Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism unit is leading the investigation, but the force is "keeping an open mind".

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Armed police, ambulances and firefighters are continuing to respond to the incident in central London.

Police say it cannot tell at this stage if the incident is related to terrorism.

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Police have cordoned off the area

"The car went onto the wrong side of the road to where cyclists were waiting at lights and ploughed into them.

"Then it swerved back across the road and accelerated as fast as possible and hit the barrier at full pelt.

"It was a small silver car and he hit it at such speed the car actually lifted off the ground and bounced.

"Then the police just jumped. Two officers managed to leap over the security barriers and then the armed police vehicles all sped towards the scene," the BBC quoted its staff as saying. 

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Eyewitnesses said the police immediately surrounded the vehicle and arrested the driver. 

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