Monday, June 19, 2017

Police treat the incident where a van hit people outside a Finsbury Park mosque as a terrorist attack

(Business Insider) The police said the van ploughing into pedestrians near the Finsbury Park Mosque in North London is being treated as a "terrorist attack." Prime Minister Theresa May will chair an emergency meeting later on Monday.

A man driving a white van mounted a pavement and hit a group of worshippers exiting the mosque just after midnight.  The attack has killed one man and injured 10 others, so far. A 48-year-old man has been arrested. The police confirmed at 6:53 a.m. BST (1:53 a.m. ET) that they are not looking for anyone else in connection to the attack.

The Muslim Council of Britain said a van intentionally ran over worshippers as many of the victims are believed to have just left evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House after breaking the Ramadan fast. 

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