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Cab hits pedestrians near Boston Airport

July 04, 2017 00:22 IST

Multiple people have been injured after a car crashed into a crowd of people in Boston, according to authorities.

Massachusetts State Police posted on Twitter that “several” people were injured after the vehicle struck people gathered near Logan International Airport around 1:45 pm (local time) Monday.

The crash happened near the airport’s taxi pool.

A spokesman was quoted telling WBTS that there were serious injuries, though it was not immediately clear how many or if any were life-threatening.

A police source told 7News that the incident was operator error, and not a case of terror.

Echoing the same sentiments, Daniel Linskey, former superintendent in chief of Boston Police, says calm response of officers on scene suggests a tragic accident rather than a deliberate attack. 

“We would see tactical squads showing up and other resources,” he told CNN. “And we aren’t seeing that.”

Image: Several people were injured after a car crashed into pedestrians near Boston's Logan Airport's taxi pool. Photograph: Twitter