A car collided on Thursday with the gates of Downing Street in central London, where the British Prime Minister’s home and offices are located, setting off a rapid security response, according to The Associated Press.

The Metropolitan Police force said a man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of criminal damage and dangerous driving. There were no reports of injuries.

Video footage posted on social media showed a white car heading straight for the gates at low speed across Whitehall, the main thoroughfare in London’s government district. Footage shot soon after showed a car with its trunk open up against the tall metal gates.

It was not immediately clear whether the crash was deliberate. Police said they were working to establish the circumstances.

Earlier this month, police in London arrested a man allegedly armed with a knife and accused of throwing suspected shotgun cartridges into the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

The Metropolitan Police said officers also conducted a controlled explosion on a suspicious bag the man was carrying "as a precaution".

It later added that it was not treating the matter as terrorism-related.

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