伦敦警方排除汽车撞人事件有恐怖动机

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年10月8日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

英国警方和紧急服务部门在事故现场。(2017年10月7日)
英国警方和紧急服务部门在事故现场。(2017年10月7日)

星期六在伦敦的自然博物馆附近发生一起交通事件,有11人受伤。伦敦警方认为,这件事的背后没有恐怖主义动机。

警方最初曾表示不会将此事作为恐怖主义行为处理,后来又说他们对这一事件保持开放态度。再后来,警方发表声明:“这是交通事故调查,和恐怖主义无关。”

警方说,已经拘捕了一名和该事件有关的男子。目前警方正在调查事故原因。

英国媒体报道说,在博物馆的外面,一辆汽车冲上了人行道。随后警察拘捕了这个人。自然博物馆是旅游名胜,在西伦敦的南肯兴顿地区。

伦敦救护车机构表示,有11人受伤,9人住院治疗。

博物馆在推特上证实了这一事件,并表示正在与警方合作。推文说:“博物馆外面发生了一起严重的事件,我们正在与警方合作,并在我们有更多的信息时提供给大家。”

英国在今年发生五次致命袭击事件之后,处于第二高的安全警戒水平。这五次事件有三次涉及一辆车,其中包括凶手开车撞击威斯敏斯特大桥和伦敦桥上的行人。

Terrorism Ruled Out as Motive Behind London Car Incident

London police have ruled out terrorism as the motive behind a car incident Saturday that injured a number of pedestrians near the city's Natural History Museum.

Police had said earlier that they were keeping an open mind about the incident, after initially saying it was not being treated as an act of terrorism.

But in the latest statement, police said "the incident is a road traffic investigation and not a terrorist-related incident."

A man was detained after British media reported a car had veered onto the pavement outside the museum, a popular tourist attraction in the South Kensington area of west London. He has not been charged.

Eleven people were hurt, nine of whom were hospitalized, according to the London Ambulance Service.

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