Pedestrians Injured in London Vehicle Incident

Man held after people injured in London incident

A auto ploughed into pedestrians outside London's Natural History Museum today, injuring many.

A spokesman for the museum said there had been a vehicle collision with pedestrians outside its entrance on Exhibition Road.

The accident at 2:20 p.m. outside the popular Natural History Museum in the heart of central London brought a very big police response, including helicopters and hazardous area response teams, because of terrorist concerns.

Mark added: 'I think everyone seems to be just trying to carry on as normal because no one knows what is happening'. The statement further said that officers were on the scene, and the London Ambulance Service has been called.

No one is believed to have life-threatening or life-changing injuries.

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The man detained by officers is now in custody in a North London police station.

Police called the matter a "road traffic collision".

"Enquiries have established that this incident is not terrorist related and I'd like to thank those who came to assist the injured". A man was detained an now under arrest.

The area, which includes the wide, semi-pedestrianised Exhibition Road which runs past the Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, is popular with families and tourists, particularly on a Saturday afternoon.

Downing Street said that Prime Minister Theresa May is being kept up to date with developments.

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Witness footage appeared to show a man being held on the ground by three others following the collision.

"We are working with (the Met police) and will provide an update when we have more information".

Nearby museums have been evacuated and the London Underground has been closed between Embankment and South Kensington.

Britain is on its second highest security alert level, meaning an attack by militants is considered highly likely. Vehicles have been used in a number of attacks throughout Europe in recent years.

In the month of March, Khalid Masood killed four people and left more than 50 injured in a similar fashion at Westminster Bridge.

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