Dutch police on car incident: no indication of attack

The car ran into a crowd of pedestrians outside the train station which is located in the heart of Amsterdam

The car ran into a crowd of pedestrians outside the train station which is located in the heart of Amsterdam

At least eight people were injured when a vehicle sped out of control in front of Amsterdam Centraal Station, crashing through a group of pedestrians before coming to a stop against a concrete entrance to the subway station below. Police spoke to the driver and asked to see his licence which he showed them, the Parool reported.

Officers have searched the auto and the driver is being questioned. 'Of course we are carrying out further inquiries to rule out anything else, ' the spokesman told reporters.

At least five people were injured and two were taken to hospital.

The news came a week after three attackers in a van mowed down pedestrians in London before going on a stabbing spree, killing eight people and injuring 48.

The first images from the Amsterdam incident area showed a major police presence around the railway station with first responders treating one person.

The driver was arrested at the scene, police said. The driver was detained and questioned.

Meanwhile, the local Amsterdam Police have not yet made any statement whether the incident was terrorist-related or not.

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