In a strikingly similar occurrence to the recent van crash at the White House in Washington, D.C., another incident unfolded in London. A car rammed into the residence of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at 10 Downing Street, causing a stir in the British capital.
Prime Minister Evacuated as Car Smashes into Downing Street Gates
Following the impact at the gates of 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was promptly evacuated through the rear exit, ensuring his safety. Videos capturing the incident have quickly gained traction on social media, depicting the car approaching the gate at a slow pace before crashing into it.
Law enforcement authorities in London swiftly took action, arresting the driver of the vehicle. The Metropolitan Police released a statement announcing the arrest, citing suspicions of criminal damage and dangerous driving. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported thus far. As the investigation is ongoing, additional information is expected to emerge.
Heightened Security Measures Surrounding Downing Street
In the aftermath of the incident, various video footage and images circulated online, showcasing the car lodged at the gates of Downing Street, surrounded by emergency vehicles. As a result, significant portions of the vicinity were cordoned off to the public, with a substantial police presence establishing security measures.
Amidst the commotion, it remains uncertain whether Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was present at his residence when the incident unfolded. His office declined to comment on his whereabouts at the time. Notably, the occurrence transpired during a time when many government employees were departing their nearby offices at the end of the workday.