Boston Airport Car Crash Live Updates: Multiple Injuries Reported After Taxi Hits Pedestrians Near Logan

Update, 4:39 p.m. EDT—This story is no longer being updated live.

Update, 3:30 p.m. EDT—A crash near Boston's Logan Airport left one person in serious condition on Monday, Massachusetts State Police announced at a news conference. The incident, which occurred when a 56-year-old local taxi driver plowed into a group of people, was not believed to be linked to terrorism.

"The cause of the crash remains under investigation," the state police said in a news release. "At this preliminary point in the investigation, there is no information that suggests the crash was intentional. The driver is currently being interviewed by state police."

Ten people total were wounded in the crash, all of whom are "fellow cab drivers," Major Francis McGinn said during the briefing.

Police will review video footage of the crash as part of their investigation.

State Police Major Frank McGinn said 10 people were injured, 1 in serious condition, driver is cooperative, calls it "a tragic accident" pic.twitter.com/D3zr9uPuVd

— Chris Villani (@ChrisVillani44) July 3, 2017

MSP: they will check video cameras in the lot to figure out what happened. Driver is described as good person. #7News pic.twitter.com/iYqHDzuOtA

— Kimberly Bookman (@KimberlyBookman) July 3, 2017

Update, 2:53 p.m. EDT—Boston's Emergency Medical Services provider tweeted Monday that 10 people had been taken to local hospitals after a taxi cab drove into a crowd of people near the city's Logan Airport. As details continued to emerge, at least one law enforcement source told The Washington Post the incident was likely not terrorism-related.

NEW: MSP releasing more info on crash. Say driver is 56 and lives in Cambridge #NBCBoston pic.twitter.com/p692ufWoSx

— Perry Russom NBC10 Boston (@PerryNBCBoston) July 3, 2017

Monday's incident instantly put residents and journalists on high alert, given the recent rash of vehicle-ramming attacks. Last July, for example, a man in a truck drove his truck into a group of revelers celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, and killed 86. This past March, a vehicle wounded more than 50 people, four fatally, when its operator plowed into pedestrians near the Westminster Bridge in London.

Both attacks came after Islamic State group (ISIS) spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani told followers in 2014 to single out nonbelievers and, if guns and explosives weren't available, "smash his head with a rock or slaughter him with a knife or run him over with your car or throw him down from a high place or choke him or poison him," according to CNN.

Source tells @WCVB appears to be case of operator error driver mistakenly hitting gas instead of brake

— Diane Cho (@DianeWCVB) July 3, 2017

State Police say they have taken possession of the taxi for further analysis.
Cause remains under investigation. Taxi pool is closed.

— Jay Borselle (@JayWBZ) July 3, 2017

With its historic significance and famous fireworks display, Boston is a popular tourist destination for Independence Day.

Update, 2:34 p.m. EDT—The area a taxi cab drove into Monday afternoon near Boston's Logan Airport is a popular spot for drivers to gather when they're off-duty, according to NBC Boston's Perry Russom. No official agency has confirmed the number of victims from the alleged crash, though The Boston Globe reported that "at least nine people have been injured."

WBZ reporter Cheryl Fiandaca tweeted that the driver of the errant vehicle was a local person who lost control of his car.

See a live stream of the scene here.

NOW: Car drives into crowd of people just outside Logan International Airport. Appears to be a Boston cab. pic.twitter.com/wdxYV8NPxS

— jonathan roy (@JRFox10) July 3, 2017

Original story:

The Massachusetts State Police confirmed on Twitter Monday afternoon that "several pedestrians" had injuries of "varying severity" after a vehicle drove into a crowd of people near Boston's Logan Airport. The Massachusetts State Police tweeted: "DEVELOPING - Units on scene, vehicle into a group of pedestrians, Porter St at Tomahawk Driver, East Boston, near Logan taxi pool. Injuries."

A variety of agencies were responding, including the Boston Police Department and Boston Fire Department.

NEW: First images coming in from crash near airport. Several people injured, per MSP #NBCBoston pic.twitter.com/UPLFVSdANx

— Perry Russom NBC10 Boston (@PerryNBCBoston) July 3, 2017

#BREAKING Sources tell @CherylFiandaca taxi driver lost control of his cab and hit a break area where drivers gather. #wbz pic.twitter.com/2C4y58tWIN

— Jim Harrington (@jejharrington) July 3, 2017

#Sources: #EastBoston taxi driver loses control of cab crashes into other drivers. He is Cooperating with investigators #WBZ

— Cheryl Fiandaca (@CherylFiandaca) July 3, 2017

Last year, Logan Airport handled about 3.5 million passengers during July. The airport has 94 gates and 12,000 employees, according to its website.