Driver in London Crash ID'd as 48-Year-Old Man

Pierre Vaugeois
Juin 19, 2017

"He's a killer. he killed a lot of people". He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

He described it as a terrorist attack condemning the incident.

He was detained by the crowd at the scene until police arrived. Police killed three Muslim extremists who carried out the attack. He wanted to run away and was saying, "I want to kill Muslims".

Police are investigating it as a terrorist incident. "They drove through the crowds for a distance of nine metres".

The man receiving first aid is now reported to have died at the scene, while eight others sustained serious injuries from the van.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was an attack that once again targeted the ordinary and the innocent going about their daily lives, this time, British Muslims as they left a mosque having broken their fast and prayed together at this sacred time of year.

The force added: " Due to the nature of this incident extra policing resources have been deployed in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan".

Traffic was shut down on a section of Seven Sisters Road, where the incident happened.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said the attack was "an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect".

Meanwhile, chairman of the mosque at Finsbury Park, Mohammed Kozbar, tweeted: 'Our thoughts and prayers with those who got injured and effected by this cowardly attack in Finsbury Park area, many casualties in the floor'. It said its prayers are with the victims. "My prayers are with the victims and their families", read the statement.

Video posted online of the aftermath of Monday's attack showed a scene of chaos as people tried to help the injured. Nearby, a man held a bloody cloth to his head. Police said a man who was driving the auto has been arrested and taken to a.

Officers were called at 00.20 BST and remain at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said, describing it as a "major incident". Mahmoud was heard trying to protect the van driver from some in the crowd who had directed their anger at him.

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

Other witnesses told Sky television that the van had hit at least 10 people.

"Some big van ... crushing the people in the mosque". There was a lot of people.

"I was shocked. There were bodies around me... I just hope they did".

The attack is the latest to hit a country traumatized by a wave of recent terrorist incidents and a city still struggling to deal with last week's deadly tower block inferno.

Police guard a street in the Finsbury Park area of north London where a vehichle hit pedestrians.

During the 2016 USA presidential campaign - amid the furor of candidate Donald Trump's proposed Muslim ban - Corbyn invited Trump to visit the mosque to show him how "multicultural, multifaith" Britain works.

The incident comes after two deadly Islamist-inspired attacks this year that used vehicles to ram pedestrians - a stabbing spree earlier this month in the London Bridge area and a March attack in which a man drove a auto into crowds on Westminster Bridge.

On March 22, a man drove a rented auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a police officer guarding the British parliament to death before being shot dead.

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