Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

Police: Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

Police: Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

May says the man who plowed a van into a crowd of people leaving evening prayers acted alone and that people outside the mosque apprehended him.

Police said the suspected van driver, aged 48, had been detained by members of the public before being arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, called the incident "a truly horrific terrorist attack on our city, deliberately targeting innocent Londoners" and said he was pleased ministers had called the Cobra meeting.

Eyewitness to the attack, Abdul Rahman, said the driver said he wanted to "kill all Muslims".

One person who had been receiving first aid before the attack, which occurred just after midnight prayers on Monday, died on the scene, but it is unclear at this time whether he died as a result of what took place.

As for the deceased, it's now unclear if the victim's death was caused by the van assault as officials have noted that the person was receiving first aid when the conflict unfolded.

"We treat this as a terrorist attack", she said.

Helicopters buzzed overhead, and ambulances and police cars raced to the scene.

3 June: Three assailants wearing fake suicide vests plough through pedestrians in a van before going on a stabbing rampage in bars near London Bridge.

Speaking outside Downing Street following the attack, which police were treating as terrorism, the prime minister said more must be done to crack down on anti-Islam extremism, and praised London's multicultural community.

Imam Mohammed Mahmoud was hailed for his efforts to prevent a mob attack and calm the situation before police arrived in shielding the suspected terrorist from the fury of onlookers.

Mrs Cox's widow Brendan Cox tweeted: "When Islamist terrorists attack, we rightly seek out hate preachers who spur them on".

Transportation officials said roads were being closed in the area.

In a statement at 04:46 they said the incident was being investigated by counter-terrorism police.

Egyptian-born Hamza - whose hands were blown off by an explosives experiment in Pakistan - controlled the mosque from 1997 to early 2003, and for years after many terror investigations in Britain were traced back to his influence.

He said: "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 was an attack on Muslims near their place of worship", she said in a televised address.

Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the scene on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 a.m. Monday.

It is located a short walk away from Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal football club in north London.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "I'm totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight".

Police have also denied rumours that a knife was involved. His attack killed five people.

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