Several people have been injured outside the Natural History Museum in London after reports say a car mounted the pavement on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7.
Police said a man was detained on the scene.
Footage from Twitter shows people running away from the museum after a car plowed into a crowd of people.
Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service arrived on the scene and reports described helicopters ahead.
An image shared on social media shows a man being pinned down by four people, with debris infront of him.
Man arrested after car ‘mounts pavement’ outside Natural History Museum leaving several injured in South Kensington, London. pic.twitter.com/CdI7J3cF5C
— Amanda Devlin (@JournoDevs) October 7, 2017
Police have described the incident as a collision and will provide more details later.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) October 7, 2017
An unnamed eyewitness told the BBC, “When waiting for the light, we heard what I thought was gunshots and saw a car drive over the pavement. We just ran. My friend dived on the floor and cut her hands.”
The Natural History Museum was closed and visitors were evacuated out of a side exit.
There’s been a serious incident outside the Museum. We are working w/ @metpoliceuk and will provide an update when we have more information
— NaturalHistoryMuseum (@NHM_London) October 7, 2017
The Natural History Museum called it a “serious incident” and will provide further information when available.