Driver detained after pedestrians injured outside London's Natural History Museum

Driver detained after pedestrians injured outside London's Natural History Museum

Driver detained after pedestrians injured outside London's Natural History Museum

London police say a auto crash that injured 11 people outside the Natural History Museum is a road traffic accident, not a terror attack. Enquiries to establish the circumstances and motive are underway.

They confirm it's not terror related. They added a man had been detained.

It said the arrested man was among nine people taken to hospital, while two others were treated at the scene.

Video from the scene in South Kensington, west London, showed a man being pinned to the ground by what appeared to be four security guards or police officers.

Doctors are treating mostly leg and head injuries, but no-one's believed to be in a life-threatening condition.

The incident aroused bad memories among many people in London: Britain has already become target of a terrorist attack five times this year.

The crash occurred around 2:20 p.m. outside the London Museum of Natural History, a popular tourist destination.

Downing Street confirmed that Prime Minister Theresa May is being kept up to date with the incident.

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Armed police were deployed to the scene and the whole area was subsequently cordoned off.

In addition, the London Underground has been temporarily closed between Embankment and South Kensington.

A person has been detained after a auto injured several pedestrians in an incident outside London's Natural History Museum.

Several people were injured after the auto crashed into them shortly after 2.20pm this afternoon.

He said people were "running away scared" when the incident happened. "It was quite scary".

A spokeswoman for the Natural History Museum told the BBC that "the Museum's visitors and staff are always our first priority".

Mr Rowley is the head of United Kingdom counter-terrorism policing.

The Natural History Museum - the fourth most popular tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, according to industry figures - tweeted after the incident that it was still open for visitors.

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