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One dead, 10 injured after driver plows into crowd outside London mosque

One dead, 10 injured after driver plows into crowd outside London mosque”

A driver plowed into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a north London mosque early Monday in an attack that police said they were investigating as a terrorist incident.

Speaking on the John Beattie programme on BBC Radio Scotland, Mr Telfer said: "We don't have any specific information that Scotland is at risk of attack in any of our communities".

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan also called the incident a "horrific terrorist attack".

The Metropolitan Police said that one man was pronounced dead at the scene and ten others were injured.

A police forensics officer stands next to a van believed to be involved in the incident near Finsbury Park Mosque.

- Prime Minister Theresa May will chair an emergency meeting Monday morning.

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.

Officers already were nearby and "responded instantly", Basu said. Police have said the driver was a 48-year-old man who was arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution.

"The injured and deceased brothers were being attended to and CPR was being administered on them".

- Witnesses saw a man underneath the van. As he was being examined, the terrorist drove his van directly into the crowd of people who had gathered around the man in concern.

Abdulrahman claimed the driver said "Kill me", as he was being held on the ground.

Armed police officers man a cordon in Finsbury Park, north London, where a vehicle struck pedestrians in north London Monday, June 19, 2017. It was panic, people were shouting, screaming, some saying it was an accident.

"The man tried to escape. Police declared it a terrorist incident within eight minutes".

"Some big van ... crushing the people in the mosque".

She said additional police have been deployed at British mosques to protect Muslims following the attack.

"The other two got away".

Police since confirmed the man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

"He went on top of the people".

The attack took place just after midnight outside the Muslim Welfare House, which houses a mosque, on the Seven Sisters Road in the northern part of the city.

"It is extremely busy", one person said."Especially, like now, it's Ramadan". "It's something we should not see".

"Because he was standing looking at the guy like this, and the van literally hit him here", he told RT, pointing at his head.

However, Witnesses at the scene were shocked to know that some media outlets and authorities failed to identify the incident as a terror attack.

It's true the targets were Muslim and the suspected attacker appears not to have been. "It was an attack that once again targeted the ordinary and the innocent, going about their daily lives". My prayers are with the victims and their families.

Arthur Arkman has allegedly been named as the man arrested for running his van into pedestrians outside of a mark in Finsbury Park, London. Around 10% of the borough's population is Muslim.

The use of a vehicle to mow down pedestrians drew horrifying parallels with the London Bridge attack, when three men drove a van into pedestrians before embarking on a stabbing spree, as well as with another auto and knife rampage in Westminster in March.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said that the police was treating the incident as a potential terror attack. The UK has been on high alert after a series of attacks.

That attack came in the wake of a suicide bombing outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last month that killed 22.



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