A car crashed into the gates of Downing Street in London, the official residence of the UK prime minister, police reported. A video that was broadcast by the BBC, shows a silver car driving at slow speed across Whitehall, the main thoroughfare that passes the end of Downing Street. The car then goes directly toward the wrought-iron gates that prevent public access to the Downing Street which many call the heart of the UK government.
Rishi Sunak, the British Prime Minister, was at Downing Street at the time of the incident. The incident set off a “rapid, intense security response.” However, police said they were not treating the incident as terror-related. No one was injured. The driver of the vehicle was arrested at the scene.