Several injured as auto hits pedestrians near London museum, suspect detained

Natural History Museum

The London police detained a driver on Saturday after his auto crashed into several pedestrians near the Natural History Museum, leaving several injured, according to the authorities and witnesses at the scene.

Metropolitan Police said they were called to Exhibition Road near the Natural History Museum just after 2.20pm.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Whilst inquiries continue it is believed a auto mounted the pavement and collided with a number of pedestrians".

Videos and pictures on social media showed police and ambulance at the scene in Exhibition Road, South Kensington.

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, also issued a statement and urged people to avoid going to the area as the probe into the incident were still underway. "If you have any information about this incident, please call 101", police said in a statement.

THE Natural History Museum is one of London's busiest and most famous tourist attractions.

Most of the injured suffered leg and head injuries.

The collision brought the area to a standstill as police cordoned off a wide area whilst they carried out their investigation.

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

Later on Twitter, she said: "My thanks to the first responders at this incident this afternoon and the actions of members of the public".

Britain is on its second-highest security alert level after five deadly attacks this year, three involving a vehicle, including vehicular attacks on pedestrians at Westminister Bridge and London Bridge.

Police patrol around the scene of the attack. The driver, Darren Osborne, 47, a resident of Cardiff, Wales, was arrested at the scene, CNN reported.

The group encourages attackers to use a secondary weapon like a knife, as seen in Westminster and London Bridge, to cause maximum casualties after a crash.

An ISIS-affiliated news agency later claimed the extremist group was behind the attack that injured 50 people. Masood then was shot dead by police. Police have not said if it was related to terrorism.

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