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Man drives into pedestrians in London. Is Clark County prepared for this kind of attack?

Posted at 7:00 AM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 13:11:19-04

Police in London are investigating what they are calling a terror attack after a man drove a car into pedestrians outside the Houses of Parliament injuring at least 3 people.

Neil Basu, Assistant Commissioner Specialist Operations at the Metropolitan Police in London, said he does not believe there is any further threat. Police say the attack is deliberate and the suspect is not cooperating.

This happened at the same location as a March 2017 vehicle and knife attack.

Here in our valley, we're no stranger to these kinds of incidents.

That's why Clark County installed steel posts or bollards on the Las Vegas Strip. It's meant to keep vehicles from driving on sidewalks.

Back in 2015, Lakeisha Holloway drove off Las Vegas Boulevard in front of Planet Hollywood, killing a woman and injuring many others.

This incident followed by the vehicle and knife attack in London in 2017 prompted county commissioners to discuss plans to install bollards or concrete posts along the strip.

Hundreds of bollards are already installed with about 600 more to be put up. Officials say these metal posts are effective in preventing vehicle attacks and protecting pedestrians.

During a previous interview, Clark County Commissioner, Steve Sisolak talked about the bollards,

"There are two separate situations one that is people intentionally doing harm to someone. The other is like I said, accidental, and it works for both of them."

County officials say the posts are strong enough to stop a flatbed truck traveling 55 miles per hour -- that's roughly the size of a tow truck.