Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Several injured as vehicle rams into crowd outside London's Museum, 1 detained

Several injured as vehicle rams into crowd outside London's Museum, 1 detained

Saturday's crash raised concerns after a series of terror attacks this year in London involving vehicles ramming pedestrians.

The police statement said officers were on the scene and that London Ambulance Service had been called.

"It is believed that a number of pedestrians have been injured", Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Those hurt were mostly suffering from head or leg injuries, the London Ambulance Service said.

But while officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident - and stress the situation could quickly change - no clear evidence has yet emerged that would suggest it was terrorist attack.

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

But police later said the incident was not "terrorist-related" and is being treated as a road traffic collision. He has not been charged or identified. "Apparently some kind of terror panic in South Kensington (London) Nr museums with 100s of people fleeing down the street", said one Twitter user. Police established a large security cordon around the area within minutes.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: "Very concerning reports from outside the Natural History Museum". Police said on Sunday the driver had been released under investigation.

Metropolitan Police said they would release more information throughout the day.

Police are trying to establish whether a auto hitting a group of people in the capital's busy museums district on Saturday was an act of terrorism.

"It was quite scary", he said.

An injured woman is wheeled away. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday October 7, 2017. Police haven't explained how the crash happened. The Museum was closed following the incident to allow police to carry out a thorough investigation.

The Natural History Museum is the fourth-most popular tourist attraction in Britain, with 4.6 million visits previous year, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

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