Finsbury Park suspect is 47-year-old Cardiff man Darren Osborne

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 20, 2017

"We do not know how many were injured or killed, but our prayers are with the victims and families".

The London police are said to be taking more security measures after a recent spate of terrorist attacks.

Police said the arrested man would be the "subject of a mental health assessment in due course".

All of the casualties injured in the attack, which happened at around 12.20am, were Muslim and the area was busy after Ramadan night prayers. Police have not yet confirmed the suspect's identity.

The council's secretary general Harun Khan says the incident took place outside the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road.

Mayor Sadiq Khan, London's first Muslim mayor, implored the city's residents to show solidarity. He was overpowered by bystanders and detained until police arrived. Vehicles have also been also used to attack the public on London's Westminster Bridge, in Nice, France, and in Berlin.

In a statement issued around six hours after the incident, the Finsbury Park Mosque condemned the "heinous terrorist attack" and said: "We are extremely unhappy with the mainstream media not reporting this as a terrorist attack, whereas they are very swift in describing attacks involving individuals professing to be Muslims and acting in the name of Islam". "I hope this imam gets the recognition he deserves".

May attempted to counter that feeling in her speech, declaring that police arrived at the scene within one minute, and that a terror attack was declared in eight minutes.

The Finsbury Park mosque was associated with extremist ideology for several years after the 9-11 attacks in the United States, but it was shut down and reorganized.

Mr Osborne is understood to have grown up in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, and have four children, the BBC reports.

Mohammed Mahmoud told reporters: "We told them the situation - there's a man, he's restrained, he mowed down a group of people with his van and there is a mob attempting to hurt him and if you don't take him then, God forbid, he might be seriously hurt". Britain's terror alert is now at "severe", which means an attack is highly likely.

The driver of a van deliberately targeted worshipers leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque, an eyewitnesses said, and the attacker shouted: "I want to kill all Muslims".

Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack was "every bit as sickening" as the others.

Emergency response crews from the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were assisting victims at the scene.

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