A CROWD of people have been injured after a car hit pedestrians outside the Natural History Museum in London’s South Kensington.
A man has been arrested after a car mounted the pavement and ploughed into the group.
He was pinned to the ground by police in front of stunned tourists shortly after 2.20pm.
Witnesses on social media have reported people are receiving medical treatment on the street outside the museum in on Exhibition Road in west London.
Police have put the area on lockdown. The Victoria and Albert Museum and Harrods are close by.
A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 1421 on Saturday, 7 October to reports of a collision in Exhibition Road, South Kensington.
“It is believed that a number of pedestrians have been injured.
“Officers are on scene, and the London Ambulance Service have been called.
“A man has been detained at the scene.
“Enquiries to establish the circumstances and motive are underway.
“If you have any information about this incident, please call 101.”
BBC reports there are armed police and armed response vehicles on the scene.
The Natural History Museum tweeted: “There’s been a serious incident outside the Museum. We are working w/ @metpoliceuk and will provide an update when we have more information”.
A witness wrote on Twitter: “Just witnessed a car drive into people in London. Safe for now please message your friends if they’re here near the national museum.”
Lesley Carter wrote: “Recommend steering clear of the NaturalHistoryMuseum – Police incident – man has mounted the curb in a car attempting to run people over.”
The black Prius has a TfL private hire license.