London: Several injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians outside London's Natural History Museum today. A press release from the UK Police said that officers are at the scene and the London Ambulance Service have been called to the site. One person was arrested at the scene of the incident, a press release by the London Police said without elaborating on further details.
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The incident is a road traffic investigation and not a terrorist-related incident: London Police
Police said that the man detained by officers is currently under arrest and is in custody at a north London police station.
The Updated statement by the UK police said that 11 people were found at the scene with varying injuries and nine of them have been taken to hospital, and this includes the man that was detained by police. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan posted on twitter that a number of people have been injured in an incident involving a car in Exhibition road along with a full statement.
London police said they were keeping an open mind after a car collided with pedestrians outside the city's Natural History Museum, contradicting an earlier comment that they were not treating the incident as terrorism-related, reports Reuters.
London police said that they were not treating the incident as terrorism-related: Reuters
Crowds in the busy tourist spot in South Kensington, which is also home to the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum, fled screaming in panic, an AFP reporter said.
Armed police were at the scene, and a video posted on Twitter showed a man being held down on the road next to a black car that appeared to have crashed.
UK Police described the incident in West London as a collision and said that the motive for the incident was under investigation.
British media reported that a car had mounted the pavement outside London's Natural History Museum
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