LONDON (AP) — British emergency providers raced to London’s Pure Historical past Museum after a automotive struck pedestrians Saturday outdoors the constructing. Police stated numerous individuals have been injured and one individual was detained on the scene.
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 being pinned down on the bottom by police close to a broken automotive.
“He seemed actually pleased with himself,” she stated. “He was laughing.”
The London Ambulance Service was tending to the injured. There was no speedy assertion on the quantity or severity of the accidents.
Shopkeepers within the instant space have been advised 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 will probably 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.
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