Police arrest man after car hits, injures pedestrians near London’s Natural History Museum

London’s Metropolitan Police detained a man Saturday after a car collision left some pedestrians injured near two major museums in the British capital.

Police said the collision occurred Saturday afternoon on Exhibition Road in South Kensington near the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. A man was detained at the scene, police said.

“It is believed that a number of pedestrians have been injured,” London’s Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement. “Officers are on scene, and the London Ambulance Service have been called.”

A number of people have been injured #Exhibition Road #South Kensington

— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) October 7, 2017

A man has been detained by police. #Exhibition Road #South Kensington.

— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) October 7, 2017

Massive crowds of families with young children were seen evacuating museums along Exhibition Road following the incident, as authorities cordoned off the area.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan released a statement on Saturday, saying, “A number of people have been injured in an incident involving a car in Exhibition Road, South Kensington. A man has been detained by police.”

Khan went on to say that details about the incident are still emerging, and that he is in close contact with the Met police and emergency services.

Police have asked people to avoid the area while the investigation continues, he said.

Authorities have said they are working to establish the circumstances and motive surrounding the incident.

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