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July 3, 2017

Vehicle drives into group of pedestrians in Boston

Vehicle drives into group of pedestrians in Boston

Forensic officers work at the scene in Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehichle hit pedestrians, on June 19, 2017. A van ploughed into pedestrians near a London mosque in early Monday, killing one man and injuring eight other people in what Prime Minister Theresa May said was “a potential terrorist attack”. / AFP PHOTO

Washington – Several people were injured on Monday in the North-Eastern U.S. city of Boston when a vehicle drove into a group of pedestrians, Massachusetts State Police, have said.

“The incident occurred near Boston’s Logan Airport.

“Preliminary reports indicate several pedestrians sustained injuries with varying severity,’’ the state police said.

The police said that firemen and other first responders were at the scene.

According to the Boston Globe on Twitter, no fewer than nine people were injured.

The newspaper quoted law enforcement official as saying that the incident did not appear to be terrorism.

Broadcast images of the scene showed what appeared to be a taxi that rammed into a building near an area of outdoor picnic tables.