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    Police officers stand in the road near the Natural History Museum, after a car mounted the pavement injuring a number of pedestrians, police said, in London, Britain October 7, 2017

    Car Accident Outside London's Museum Has No Terror Background - Police

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    London's Metropolitan Police don't treat the recent car ramming incident as a terrorist act.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — An incident that involved a car ramming into pedestrians outside the Natural History Museum in London is not treated as a terror attack, London's Metropolitan Police said on Saturday.

    "The incident in #ExhibitionRoad #SouthKensington earlier is not being treated as a terror-related incident. It is a road traffic collision," police said via Twitter.

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May expressed gratitude to the police and emergency services that dealt with the incident.

    "My thanks to the first responders at this incident this afternoon and the actions of members of the public. My thoughts are with the injured," May wrote on her Twitter page.

    The incident took place at 2:20 p.m. (13:20 GMT) leaving several people injured. Police detained one person following the accident.

    Following the ramming, the Natural History Museum, as well as South Kensington and Sloane Square tube stations, were evacuated, the Evening Standard newspaper reported. The stations were reportedly later reopened.

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