Taxi runs into crowd in central Moscow, seven people injured

Police initially said eight were injured, but later said seven had sought medical attention.

A witness said the driver got out of the auto, tried to run away but was caught by police, according to Reuters news agency.

It is understood a number of Mexican national's are among the injured.

Interfax news agency cited a source as saying that the driver was drunk at the time of the incident.

Moscow cops said their initial investigation found the driver likely lost control - and probably had not targeted the crowd on Ilinka Street, about 650 feet from Red Square.

The driver of the licensed cab, who was arrested by the police, turned out to have Kyrgyz driving license.

An ambulance is parked near a damaged taxi, which ran into crowds of people in central Moscow, Russia June 16, 2018.

Mexico play Germany on Sunday in their first World Cup match at Moscow's Luzhniki stadium.

The US State Department on Friday updated its travel advice on Russian Federation, saying terrorist groups were plotting attacks.

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