Vehicle strikes several pedestrians on London road

A Number of Casualties After Incident in London 1 Arrested UK Police

According to the Council in a follow-up tweet, the van struck the victims closer to the Muslim Welfare House.

A message on the council's Twitter feed read: "We have been informed that a van has run over worshippers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque".

"People were shouting this is an act of terrorism, even though he's white", another witness, Hillary Briffa, said, referring to the man taken away be police.

A van slammed into Muslim worshippers near a mosque in north London early this morning, killing at least one and injuring 10, British police and Islamic officials said.

The chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque says the van crash that hit worshippers was a "cowardly attack" and urged Muslims going to mosques to be vigilant.

"Everybody was shouting: "A van's hit people, a van's hit people", she said.

Islington's Seven Sisters Road area - the scene of the attack - is home to at least four mosques, and would have likely been filled with worshipers leaving late-night taraweeh prayers - special prayers during the holy month of Ramadan - and heading back towards the Finsbury Park Underground station.

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

Dozens of police, fire and ambulance service vehicles have been sent to the area, armed officers are on the scene and a helicopter is overhead.

Multiple casualties were reported just after midnight Monday (June 19) in London when a vehicle plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in the Finsbury Park area, according to various media reports. Witnesses have been reported as saying that they saw three injured people, one of whom was in ethnic wear and being given CPR.

He called the incident a "horrific terrorist attack". A number of patients were also treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Calling it a major incident, the police said that they are investigating if it was accidental or deliberate.

The force said in a statement: "The driver of the van - a man aged 48 - was found detained by members of public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident". The male victim and his female passenger said four people, including Sligh and the buyer of the auto, swarmed their vehicle and demanded the return of $675.

Police have also denied rumors that a knife was involved.

"Basically, a van swerved into them deliberately", Versi told Reuters, citing a witness.

Shocking footage from the scene showed Muslims tackling the suspected attacker and holding him at the scene, after he reportedly screamed "I'm gonna kill all Muslims".

That same year, the mosque took part in an open day organized by the MCB to promote better understanding of Islam following Islamist-inspired attacks in Paris.

Two weeks earlier, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England.

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