Eleven people were injured Saturday when a car jumped the pavement and struck pedestrians close to London’s Natural History Museum, London’s Metropolitan Police stated.
A man was detained at the scene and later on arrested, authorities stated. An image on Twitter revealed 3 men holding down another man near a black car.
Eleven individuals were treated at the scene, primarily for leg and head injuries, with 9 carried to a hospital, according to the London Ambulance Service. The injuries are ruled out deadly, police stated.
“The incident is a roadway traffic investigation and not a terrorist-related incident,” the Metropolitan Police stated Saturday evening. Police had said previously that the factor for this incident was under investigation.
The Natural History Museum is in the busy area of South Kensington, popular among the city’s residents and tourists. The location was cordoned off Saturday by heavily armed police, the video published on social media shows. Helicopters buzzed overhead as ambulances hurried to the scene on Exhibition Road.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May was being updated on the incident, her office informed.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan stated he was in touch with Assistant Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mark Rowley.
A witness stated a nearby Tube station was shut down. A video published to Twitter revealed people running in the area.
The Natural History Museum wrote on Twitter: “There’s been a serious incident outside the Museum. We are working w/ @metpoliceuk and will provide an update when we have more information.”