At least nine people have been injured – several seriously – after a car crashed into a crowd of people in East Boston, with the Boston Globe reporting that according to State Police a car has driven into a group of pedestrians in East Boston.
DEVELOPING – Units on scene, vehicle into a group of pedestrians, Porter St at Tomahawk Driver, East Boston, near Logan taxi pool. Injuries.
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) July 3, 2017
The incident is unfolding at Porter Street and Tomahawk Drive, near the Logan taxi pool. State Police are on the scene, the agency said in a tweet.
BOSTON: PHOTOS: Taxi drives into group of people at Taxi stand outside Logan Airport, reports of 9 people injured. Cause not yet known. pic.twitter.com/WspagwOQkQ
— KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) July 3, 2017
A police spokesman told WBTS that there were serious injuries, though it was not immediately clear how many or if any were life-threatening. The injured are being evaluated and transferred to several hospitals. Boston police, Boston firefighters, and Boston EMS workers are also at the scene, State Police said.
The driver remained at the scene and was being interviewed by police immediately afterwards, according to the Boston Globe.
A law enforcement official briefed on the incident said it did not appear to be terrorism. Another said investigators are looking at possible operator error in the incident.