London: Apparent vehicular attack at Museum of Natural history injures 11

London: Apparent vehicular attack at Museum of Natural history injures 11
Security guards pin down driver after London vehicle attack. The driver's car is on the left. (Image: Screen grab of Twitter video via Daily Mail)

[Ed. – The Guardian also says police are saying “not terror,” but reporting does suggest it was a deliberate attack. Security guards were video’ed restraining the driver on the ground.]

Police have tonight ruled out terrorism and have described the crash as a ‘road traffic incident’. The driver is still being held in custody.

It comes as the country’s current terror threat level stands at severe following a string of attacks this year and many witnesses feared the worst as panic ensued following the crash.

[T]he cab driver had three female passengers in his car at the time of the crash.

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[A witness] said: ‘He was driving down the pavement and hit 11 to 12 people. Then the guy was screaming. He looked at me and I was really in shock.  I got out of my car and grabbed him — three of us grabbed him — and someone phoned the police.

‘The girls in his car said he was an Uber driver.’

Counter-terrorism officers were dispatched to the scene which has been cordoned off following the crash.

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