Several people have been injured after a car reportedly drove into people outside London’s Natural History Museum.
Scotland Yard said a number of pedestrians had been injured in the incident in Exhibition Road in South Kensington shortly after 2.20pm on Saturday.
A spokesperson said: “It is not being treated as a terrorist incident at this stage while we establish what has happened.”
Pictures and footage shared on social media showed street damage and a large police presence in the capital’s museum district, which is home to the NHM, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
One video showed a man being restrained on the ground in the middle of Exhibition Road. None of the four people around him were in police uniform. A black Toyota car is behind them with the driver’s door open, and it appears to have collided with a silver Vauxhall saloon.
Police have described the incident in the South Kensington area of London as a collision and said the motive for the incident was under investigation.
A Metropolitan police spokesman said: “Officers are on scene, and the London ambulance service have been called. A man has been arrested at the scene.”
The museum said on Twitter that it was working with the Met police.
A museum spokesman told Reuters that no one was being allowed into the building and people were being let out through a different exit.
More details soon …