British emergency providers raced to London’s Pure Historical past Museum after a automotive struck pedestrians Saturday outdoors the constructing. Police stated various individuals have been injured and one individual was detained on the scene.
- Automotive hits pedestrian outdoors London museum
- Variety of individuals injured; one individual detained
The crash occurred at 2:20 p.m. on a day when the central London museum is often teeming with pedestrians, together with worldwide vacationers.
Pictures confirmed a dented silver automotive and a person being pinned to the bottom outdoors the museum. Witness Katie Craine stated she was popping out of the museum when she noticed a person in handcuffs pinned down by police close to a broken automotive.
“He seemed actually pleased with himself,” she stated. “He was laughing.”
British officers, nevertheless, haven’t categorized the incident as a terrorist act.
“From what we’ve seen within the methodology of different assaults I wouldn’t rule it out, however we simply don’t have sufficient info on the bottom to find out that at this level,” stated a British safety official who spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of he was not approved to discuss the investigation.
The London Ambulance Service was tending to the injured. There was no instant assertion on the quantity or severity of the accidents.
Shopkeepers within the quick space have been informed to evacuate and police established a big safety cordon across the space minutes after the incident, closing some roads. Police helicopters circled the scene overhead.
Police stated they’re working to determine the circumstances of the crash and extra info can be offered as soon as particulars are clear.
The Pure Historical past Museum tweeted that there had been a “critical incident” outdoors the museum, which is situated close to the world well-known Victoria and Albert Museum and different points of interest.
Downing Road stated British Prime Minister Theresa Might was being briefed on the incident.
London’s official terrorist menace degree has been set at “extreme,” indicating an assault is very doubtless.
There have been a collection of terror assaults on London and Manchester this yr, together with car assaults on pedestrians at Westminster Bridge and London Bridge.
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