By Ray Sanchez
LONDON (CNN) — At the very least eleven individuals have been injured Saturday when a automotive jumped the pavement and hit pedestrians close to London’s Pure Historical past Museum, London’s Metropolitan Police stated.
A person was detained on the scene and later arrested, police stated. A photograph on Twitter confirmed three males holding down one other man close to a black automotive.
Eleven individuals have been handled on the scene, principally for leg and head accidents, with 9 transported to a hospital, in line with the London Ambulance Service. The accidents aren’t thought-about life-threatening, police stated.
“The incident is a street visitors investigation and never a terrorist-associated incident,” the Metropolitan Police stated in a press release Saturday night.
Police had stated earlier that the reason for the collision was beneath investigation.
The Pure Historical past Museum is within the bustling part of South Kensington, widespread with each Londoners and vacationers. The world was cordoned off Saturday by closely armed police, in line with video posted on social media. Helicopters buzzed overhead as ambulances rushed to the scene on Exhibition Street.
British Prime Minister Theresa Might was being up to date on the incident, based on her workplace.
In a press release, London Mayor Sadiq Khan stated he was in touch with Assistant Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley.
A witness stated a close-by Tube station was closed. A video posted to Twitter confirmed individuals operating within the space.
The Pure Historical past Museum stated on Twitter: “There’s been a critical incident outdoors the Museum. We’re working w/ @metpoliceuk and can present an replace when we’ve got extra info.”
The collision raised considerations after a collection of terror assaults this yr in London involving automobiles ramming pedestrians.
In June, three males drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge earlier than happening a stabbing rampage at bars at close by Borough Market. The assault killed eight individuals and injured greater than forty others. The attackers have been fatally shot by police.
Later that month, a van plowed into pedestrians close to a mosque in north London, killing one man and injuring eleven individuals. The driving force, Darren Osborne, forty seven, a resident of Cardiff in Wales, was arrested on the scene.
In March, a person drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing 4 individuals.
The suspect, recognized as a fifty two-yr-previous British man named Khalid Masood, additionally stabbed an unarmed police officer. Masood then was shot lifeless by police.
An ISIS-affiliated information company later claimed the extremist…