London Police say several injured in collision near museums

Ken Copeland
October 8, 2017

"We sent multiple resources to the scene, including our hazardous area response team, ambulance crews, paramedics in fast response cars and incident response officers", Peter McKenna, deputy director of operations, said in a statement.

'The man detained by officers is now under arrest and is in custody at a north London police station.

Panicky scenes ensued after the pedestrians were struck and it took almost four hours for police to reassure the anxious public that it was not another terrorist attack.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and the driver's possible motive.

Scotland Yard said on Twitter one man was detained at the scene.

"It is believed that a number of pedestrians have been injured".

Nearby museums have been evacuated and the London Underground has been closed between Embankment and South Kensington.

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The eyewitness told the broadcaster: "They took the man from his vehicle and onto the ground".

"Whilst enquiries continue it is believed a auto mounted the pavement and collided with a number of pedestrians.

The incident is a road traffic investigation and not a terrorist-related incident". "Everyone started running and screaming inside", said Connor Honeyman, who was standing in line to get into the museum, according to the BBC.

The incident comes as the terror threat level in Britain is at "severe", its second-highest level, meaning that an attack is likely.

Police in the United Kingdom capital say they are not treating the incident as terrorism-related. She said she was told by police injuries sustained were minor.

The Natural History Museum tweeted that there had been a "serious incident" outside the museum, which is located near the world famous Victoria and Albert Museum and other attractions.

In March, a man drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four people, CNN reported.The suspect, identified as a 52-year-old British man named Khalid Masood, also stabbed an unarmed police officer.

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