Cars and truck hits pedestrians outside London museum; injuries reported

Released Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017|7:30 a.m.

Updated 5 hours, 48 minutes ago

LONDON– British emergency services raced to London’s Natural History Museum after an automobile struck pedestrians Saturday outside the structure. Police said a variety of individuals were hurt and a single person was detained at the scene.

The crash happened at 2:20 p.m. on a day when the central London museum is normally brimming with pedestrians, including global travelers.

Photos revealed a dented silver vehicle and a male being pinned to the ground outside the museum. It was not right away clear if he was pinned down by authorities or others at the scene.

Witness Katie Craine stated she was coming out of the museum when she saw a guy in handcuffs being pinned down on the ground by authorities near a broken vehicle.

“He looked truly proud of himself,” she stated. “He was laughing.”

The London Ambulance Service was tending to the injured. There was no immediate statement on the number or intensity of the injuries.

Store owners in the immediate location were informed to evacuate and authorities established a big security cordon around the location minutes after the occurrence.

Authorities said they are working to develop the circumstances of the crash and more information would be released later on.

The Nature Museum tweeted that there had been a “major occurrence” outside the museum, which lies near the world famous Victoria and Albert Museum and other destinations.

Downing Street stated British Prime Minister Theresa May was being briefed on the occurrence.

London’s official terrorist risk level has actually been set at “severe,” showing an attack is extremely most likely.

There have actually been a series of horror attacks on London and Manchester this year, including automobile attacks on pedestrians at Westminster Bridge and London Bridge.

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