London Car Crash Not Terror Related

Marsha Scott
October 8, 2017

A man has been arrested after a auto mounted the pavement outside the Natural History Museum in London, hitting a number of people.

Police described the incident in the South Kensington area as a collision and said they are investigating any possible motive.

London Police said that a auto has been involved in a collision near the Natural History Museum, and one person has been arrested following the accident.

In a statement, the Met said: "Whilst enquiries continue it is believed a auto mounted the pavement and collided with a number of pedestrians". Nine people were hospitalized with head and leg injuries that were not judged to be life-changing.

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

The man was held after an incident near the Natural History Museum (NHM) in South Kensington on Saturday afternoon.

The current terror threat level in the United Kingdom is "severe" - the second highest - meaning an attack is highly likely.

'If you have any information about this incident, please call 101'.

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The Natural History Museum is one of three major museums in the area - with the others being the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum.

Footage and photographs posted on Twitter showed the detained man next to a black auto with its door open and its bonnet severely damaged.

The area where the crash took place has been cordoned off by Metropolitan police.

Dieon Rurora, 25, who also works in the cafe, said: "People were running down the street, falling over".

"Emergency Service attended the scene". He says "It was quite scary".

Metropolitan police, however, could not provide the actual number of casualties.

Meanwhile, government sources said Prime Minister Theresa May receives regular updates regarding the incident.

Todays incident follows a number of attacks in which vehicles have been used to target pedestrians in London, including at London Bridge in June which claimed eight lives. Witness Katie Craine said she was coming out of the museum when she saw a man in handcuffs pinned down by police near a damaged vehicle.

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