LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 7, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – London police said on Saturday (October 7) a number of pedestrians had been injured near the city’s Natural History Museum and that a man had been detained at the scene.
British media reported a car had mounted the pavement outside the tourist attraction.
Police described the incident in the South Kensington area of west London as a collision and said the motive for the incident was under investigation.
The museum said on Twitter it was working with police after “a serious incident” outside and would provide more information later.
The police statement said officers were on the scene and that London Ambulance Service had been called. The Ambulance Service said it was responding.
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