Incident Summary:

08/14/2018: An assailant drove his vehicle into cyclists and pedestrians before crashing into barriers at the House of Parliament at Westminster Palace in London, England, United Kingdom. At least three people were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, authorities arrested Salih Khater, a Sudanese immigrant, at the scene.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at Westminster Palace in the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Great Britain
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A silver Ford Fiesta was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"London - Police probe 'terrorist' car attack outside UK parliament," AFP (North European Service), August 14, 2018.
"Sudanese immigrant suspected of UK Parliament car crash," Trend News Agency - Central Asia (English), August 15, 2018.
"Thailand: Birmingham man behind UK parliament car 'attack'," Bangkok Post Online, August 15, 2018.