London vehicle hits pedestrians, police say 'number of casualties'

Modesto Morganelli
Giugno 19, 2017

A witness at the scene said the man behind the wheel got out of his van and shouted about wanting to kill Muslims.

"The sad reality is that I was on this mosque on Friday myself explaining to 50 Muslims in that very area to say to the congregation, "Please report anti-Muslim hatred".

"This had all the hallmarks of a terrorist incident", said Neil Basu, senior national co-ordinator for counter-terrorism policing.

Police said a suspect was quickly and calmly turned over to the police, and that no one else was found in the van.

In this image made from video, police officers cordon off the area after a vehicle struck pedestrians near the Finsbury Park mosque in London on Monday, June 19, 2017.

I write "incident" as opposed to "attack" only because authorities have not confirmed to the public whether or not the tragedy was intentionally caused.

May was due to hold an emergency ministerial meeting later on Monday to discuss the attack.

She has faced heavy criticism for her response to a fire in a London tower block on Wednesday which killed at least 58 people, and for her record on security after a series of attacks blamed on Islamist militants in recent months.

"Officers are on the scene with other emergency services", he added.

Finsbury Park Mosque Chairman Mohammed Kozbar tweeted his condolences for the "cowardly attack". He complained that the "mainstream media" was unwilling to call the attack a terrorist incident for many hours. "Many others are receiving medical care", Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police had said.

The mosques were busy with people observing the holy month of Ramadan.

Opened in 1994, Finsbury Park Mosque is an unassuming five-story redbrick building in residential north London, close to Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium.

Police said the driver was detained by the crowd until police arrived. One person was killed and 10 were hurt.

British police have confirmed one man has been arrested and taken into custody.

"No-one touch him! No-one, no-one!" "No one! No one!" That incident came just a week after the Manchester Arena attack, which killed 22 and left more than 100 injured. She said her thoughts were with the injured, their loved ones and emergency officials who responded to the incident.

Police attend to the scene after a vehicle rammed pedestrians in London's Finsbury Park.

The driver was arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Police have not offered any details about the cause of the crash. She said a police officer was doing what looked like a "cardiac massage, as if they might have had a bad heart or something".

Numerous witnesses told CNN that they saw three men in the van, with two fleeing on foot after the other was apprehended.

He said: "During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship".

Eyewitness Cynthia Vanzella said it was a mixed community, with people from many different countries and cultures. "Eight people injured were taken to three separate hospitals".

A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring several in what Britain's largest Muslim organization said was a deliberate act of Islamophobia.

Police have also denied rumors that a knife was involved.

Finsbury Park mosque was once infamous as the stamping ground of hook-handed hate preacher Abu Hamza.

Smith II, a USA counter-terror analyst, has observed activity on pro-Islamic State channels today urging a violent response to the ugly van attack on innocent Muslim worshipers. "There has been one person arrested". "Our prayers are with the victims", it said.

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