London police arrest man after vehicle hits, injures pedestrians near museum

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A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: 'Whilst inquiries continue it is believed a vehicle mounted the pavement and collided with a number of pedestrians.

London police said on Saturday a number of pedestrians had been injured near the city's Natural History Museum and that a man had been arrested at the scene.

A auto ploughed into pedestrians outside London's Natural History Museum today, injuring many. Nine people were hospitalized with head and leg injuries that were not judged to be life-changing.

While the injuries sustained are believed to be minor, the person believed to be responsible was seen pinned to the ground by police before being detained.

Police have launched an inquiry to trace the motive behind the incident.

McKenna said the service sent multiple resources including its hazardous response team to London's museum district.

Police tweeted a "number of people" were hurt but gave no further detail. A photo on Twitter showed three men holding down another man near a black vehicle.

Authorities determined that the incident was a "road-traffic collision" after four hours of investigation.

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Police in Britain say a vehicle crash outside London's Natural History Museum this afternoon was NOT terror-related.

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Here's all the info on the landmark - where it is, when it was opened and what happened in the traffic incident which saw multiple people injured by a taxi?

"There's a lot of people milling about not knowing what's going on", she said.

The London Ambulance Service was tending to the injured outside the Natural History Museum after a auto hit pedestrians on the busy street in front of the museum.

Police stand guard next to the Natural History Museum.

"Police have asked people to avoid the area".

Downing Street confirmed that Prime Minister Theresa May is being kept up to date with the incident.

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