Man arrested in London after auto plows into pedestrians

Lynne Hanson
October 8, 2017

A number of people were injured Saturday when a auto mounted the pavement outside the Natural History Museum in London and struck pedestrians, according to Scotland Yard.

A large number of pedestrians were seriously injured after a auto rammed into the pavement outside the Natural History Museum in the South Kensington area of west London on Saturday.

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

A witness told Reuters that large numbers of paramedics and police, including armed officers, were at the scene, although the atmosphere appeared calm.

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

Photographs showed a dented silver auto and a man being pinned to the ground outside the museum.

London mayor Sadiq Khan added: "A number of people have been injured in an incident involving a vehicle in Exhibition Road, South Kensington".

The Metropolitan Police have just confirmed the incident was not a terror attack, but an accident.

"My thanks to the first responders at this incident this afternoon and the actions of members of the public".

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One man was detained by police following the incident, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.

Ahead of the march, founder John Meighan said they wished to "show our concern at the recent upsurge in terror attacks taking place across the United Kingdom and Europe".

Authorities determined that the incident was a "road-traffic collision" after four hours of investigation.

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

A witness said a nearby Tube station was closed. Ambulances were also being lifted and helicopters were circling in air.

More details are awaited.

"A number of people have been injured #Exhibition Road #South Kensington".

Downing Street said Prime Minister Theresa May was being kept up to date with developments. Citing police, BBC reported that the injuries were minor.

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