LONDON (NEWS 1130) — London police say a car crash that injured 11 people outside the Natural History Museum is a road traffic accident, not a terror attack.
Police made the statement Saturday afternoon nearly four hours after the car hit pedestrians in a crowded tourist area. One man was detained at the scene. He has not been charged.
The London Ambulance Service says nine people were hospitalized after the crash.
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The crash happened at 2:20 p.m. on a day when the central London museum is usually teeming with pedestrians including international tourists. Photographs showed a dented silver car and a man being pinned to the ground outside the museum.
Shopkeepers in the immediate area were told to evacuate and police established a large security cordon around the area minutes after the incident.