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Car plows into pedestrians outside Amsterdam station, 5 injured

Car plows into pedestrians outside Amsterdam station, 5 injured

Police spokesperson Marjolein Koek later said "there is no indication whatsoever that this is a terrorist attack".

The square outside Centraal Station, which is a hub for tourists visiting the city, was sealed off by police as they searched the auto. The driver has been arrested.

Amsterdam police later tweeted that apparently the driver had been unwell. "Doesn't appear to be intentional, rather getting sick".

A vehicle ploughed into a crowd outside Amsterdam central station late Saturday, injuring eight people - two of them seriously, Dutch police said, adding it appeared to have been an accident.

The Amsterdam incident happened when police approached a black Peugeot which was badly parked, and the driver tried to speed away, according to Dutch media.

Eight people were wounded, with two critically injured.

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

Officers did not provide further details, including whether they believe the incident was a terror attack.