People injured after car ‘deliberately’ rams pedestrians outside London museum
The authorities there are investigating the incident but it is not being treated as terrorism at this point.Scene of the London car crash outside London's Natural History Museum (Afra Wang/Twitter)
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There are reports of multiple wounded people after a car “deliberately” rammed into pedestrians outside London’s Natural History Museum in a busy tourist area on Saturday.
Scotland Yard said a man has been detained, and authorities are investigating the incident, but that it is not being treated as terrorism at this point.
Photos and videos posted from the scene show large crowds who flocked to the scene following the incident.
— Afra Wang (@afrazhaowang) October 7, 2017
One witness said it was “amazing how fast everybody was there,” CBS reported, referring to the police and helicopter response.
“Probably less than a minute, the police & helicopters, it was amazing how fast everybody was here,” Witness of London car collisions says pic.twitter.com/zvm8IoRi0L
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The Sun reported: “Hundreds fled screaming in panic as armed police raced to the busy tourist spot in South Kensington where the bashed up car could be seen on the side of the road.”
One photo of the scene that was circulating social media showed what appears to be a man on the ground who was allegedly the driver of the car that rammed into people.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May was being briefed on the incident, Fox reported.