At least eight people were injured when a car struck pedestrians at Amsterdam's main train station. The incident received immediate widespread attention even after police denied it was a terrorist attack.
A car struck pedestrians around Amsterdam's main train station on Saturday, injuring eight people. There was "no indication whatsoever" it was an extremist attack, police said.
Six of the injured were hospitalised, with two of them in serious condition, police spokeswoman Marjolein Koek said.
TRT World spoke to Amsterdam-based journalist Kim Deen.
"There is no indication whatsoever that this is a terrorist attack," Koek added.
Ahh I see the racists and bots are out claiming the car accident in Amsterdam was terrorism.— Tane Piper (@tanepiper) June 10, 2017
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Amsterdam police said that apparently the driver had been unwell.
"Talked to the suspect. Doesn't appear to be intentional, rather getting sick. Obviously we continue the investigation to exclude other options."
Appears the accident tonight in Amsterdam was not terrorism. Thoughts and prayers to the victims and families tonight.— John Berg (@jwbergiii) June 10, 2017
Police said that the driver was parked in a place where he wasn't allowed to stop and drove off when approached by police and ran into a wall.
The incident received immediate widespread attention after several extremist attacks in Europe over the past year involving vehicles, including one in London last week.
Guys... calm your tits, the police says it was probably a person that had become unwell. Maybe it isn't set up #Amsterdam— ALERRIE MY HEART (@NLittlemix) June 10, 2017
The first images from the Amsterdam incident area showed a major police presence around the railway station with first aid responders treating one person.
A black car was shown to be slightly damaged against a low retaining wall close to the station.