BREAKING: Car plows into pedestrians outside London museum

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A man has been detained by police after driving his car into a group of people just outside the Natural History Museum in London Saturday afternoon just after 2 p.m. local time.

A number of people were reportedly injured in the incident, and witnesses have reported that it appeared to be deliberate, although police have not yet confirmed whether it was a terror attack or an accident.

One witness wrote on Twitter, “Just witnessed a car drive into people in London. Safe for now please message your friends if they’re here near the national museum.”

London’s Metropolitan Police have issued three twitter statements, saying, “We are aware of an incident in Exhibition Road, #South Kensington.More information to follow. A number of people have been injured #Exhibition Road #South Kensington. A man has been detained by police. #Exhibition Road #South Kensington.”

A video on social media showed police holding the driver down on the street, as he was being detained. He has not yet been identified publicly.

London’s Natural History Museum posted a statement on Twitter that said, “There’s been a serious incident outside the Museum. We are working w/ @metpoliceuk and will provide an update when we have more information.”

This is a developing story.

 

 

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