One person was killed and 10 others were injured after a commercial vehicle raced into a group of Muslim worshippers when they had finished their Ramadan services at a mosque in northern London. One suspect has been arrested. British Prime Minister Theresa May: “Police have confirmed this is being treated as a potential terrorist attack.”
Footage of the terrorist’s arrest in London
One person was killed and 10 others were injured early this morning (Monday) after a commercial vehicle raced into a group of Muslim worshippers after they had finished their Ramadan services at a mosque in Finsbury Park located in northeastern London. The Scotland Yard proclaimed that the alleged terrorist driver had been arrested. It is believed that the British Police’s counter-terrorism unit is investigating the incident as a terror attack. “Police have confirmed this is being treated as a potential terrorist attack,” stated British Prime Minister Theresa May, who added that she would be chairing an emergency meeting.
The collision occurred at about 2:20 AM Israeli time when the commercial vehicle struck a group of worshippers standing on the sidewalk outside of one of the largest mosques in the UK. The 48-year-old terrorist was caught by the crowd and afterwards, he was brought in for interrogation by the British Police. Furthermore, there were initial reports from the scene indicating that the driver used a knife after the car ramming however, local law enforcement repudiated the rumors.
The scene of the car ramming attack in London Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
“We don’t yet know the full details, but this was clearly a deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan,” stated London Mayor Sadiq Khan, condemning the terror attack on his Facebook page. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also denounced the terror attack on his Twitter account: “I’m totally shocked at the incident at Finsbury Park tonight. I’ve been in touch with the mosques, police and Islington council regarding the incident. My thoughts are with those and the community affected by this awful event.”