BREAKING NEWS: CAR SMASHES INTO CROWD Eight injured as ‘unwell driver’ ploughs into pedestrians outside Amsterdam Central train station

EIGHT people have been injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians in Amsterdam tonight.

Police rushed to arrest the driver after the vehicle reportedly smashed into a wall outside Amsterdam’s central train station.

Five people were injured in the incident outside the train station
A car with a broken windscreen was photographed by witnesses after a crash outside Amsterdam train station
Police officers investigate at the Amsterdam Centraal station in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Police have said that the motorist had been parked in a restricted zone when they were approached by authorities, with the driver quickly fleeing.

As the car drove off, it slammed into innocent bystanders.

The motorist was arrested, with police reporting that it was only after the arrest that the man appeared to be unwell.

Witnesses watched on in horror, with eight people injured

Amsterdam police said there was “no indication whatsoever” that the incident in the Dutch capital was an extremist attack.

Police spokeswoman Marjolein Koek said: “There is no indication whatsoever that this is a terrorist attack.”

Eight people were wounded, with two critically injured.

One witness said police were immediately at the scene, pulling the man from the car before more people could be hurt.

The car was searched as part of police investigations.

Cops have said the incident does not appear to be deliberate but said they would continue their investigations.

The area has been cleared.