A man in a van has mowed down several people on a London street near a militant mosque with terrorism links in Finsbury Park. Witnesses report that a man was detained by police.
Breitbart London’s Metropolitan Police issued the following statement after the attack: “Police were called to reports of a vehicle in collision with pedestrians. Officers are on scene with other emergency services. There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene. There has been one person arrested. Enquiries continue.”
The mosque had just let out after taraweeh — special, hour-long Ramadan prayers. The salafist Finsbury Park mosque has previously been in the news as having been the home of famed hate preacher Abu Hamza Al Masri, as well as having 9/11 attacker Zacarias Moussaoui and shoe bomber Richard Reid as attendees.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 19, 2017
There are unconfirmed reports on Twitter that the van was targeting worshipers at a neighborhood mosque:
Twitter users are reporting a van driving into pedestrians in London's Finsbury Park may have been targeting Muslims outside the mosque.
— Raheem 🇬🇧 (@RaheemKassam) June 19, 2017
— SaadAbedine (@SaadAbedine) June 19, 2017