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

Pierre Vaugeois
Juin 19, 2017

Someone in the crowd yelled to others not to harm the man while he was taken into custody. "The driver of the van.was found detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident", the police statement said. Counter-terrorism units are investigating, according to CNN.

He was pinned to the floor and people could be heard shouting at him, understandably angry at what they had just seen.

"We have to condemn this incident regardless who is behind it and call it as it is - it is a terrorist attack on innocent people", Kozbar said, comparing it to the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge.

Her confirmation comes hours after a man ploughed a van into a Muslim congregation leaving late night prayers on Seven Sisters Road.

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

"This is being treated as a terrorist attack". The group's secretary general, Harun Khan, said in a statement that eyewitness accounts suggest "the perpetrator was motivated by Islamophobia".

A van ran into Muslim worshipers leaving a north London mosque, killing one man and injuring eight others on Sunday. Police have not confirmed that. Its terror alert has been set at "severe" meaning an attack is highly likely.

The circumstances of the incident are unclear as of yet, but several reports note that there are a number of casualties.

Amateur video footage showed at least three people on the ground in the aftermath of the attack, with one man receiving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

"There has been one person arrested".

Police have also denied rumors that a knife was involved.

The Islington borough of North London, of which Finsbury Park is a part, is home to a large Muslim community.

Prime Minister Theresa May said she would chair an emergency security Cabinet session later Monday.

A spokesman said: "Officers are on scene with other emergency services".

The leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, in whose constituency the attack took place, said he was "totally shocked".

The collision near Finsbury Park Mosque which has been described as "a deliberate attack" by witnesses has been condemned.

"I think there are people dead and there are injured people as well", he said. "Our prayers are with the victims", it said.

Transport for London said on Twitter that sections of Seven Sisters Road were closed due to an "emergency services incident".

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.

'I would like to particularly thank our Imam Mohammed Mahmoud, whose bravery and courage helped calm the immediate situation after the incident and prevented further injuries and potential loss of life.

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