A van plowed into pedestrians on Seven Sisters road in the Finsbury Park area in north London just after 12:20am London Time, in what the police has described a "major incident." There are "a number of casualties being worked on at the scene," London police said in a statement, with at least 10 people injured according to press reports...
Islamaphobic attack in finsbury park right now. A van randomly swerved off the main road and ran over several muslim men.
The incident happened near the prominent Finsbury Park Mosque as witnesses claim the driver intentionally struck the victims; a male driver, who has not been identified, has been taken into police custody while the van appears to be rented. LBC radio adds that there has been a "huge emergency response" and ambulances have been dispatched to help the injured.
One witness told Sky News that the incident happened after worshippers were leaving the Finsbury Park mosque after midnight prayers.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing bystanders wrestle the suspect to the ground and pin him down until officers arrived.
According to the Telegraph, pictures posted on social media show more than a dozen emergency vehicles near the UKCG Help Centre at the junction of Seven Sisters Road and the A503 Tollington Road.
# UK: London's Finsbury Park terror scene after police arrest van driver | June 19 2017 pic.twitter.com/kd
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So far, the incident is not being called a terrorist attacks, as a person has been arrested unlike previous incidents.
One eyewitness speaking to LBC said the van had hit people on the pavement, but had not collided with a building. "It looked like he had lost control of the van or something," he said. Locals said they had heard shouting and a helicopter was circling overhead.
Another caller told LBC her sister was at the scene when it happened. She said she described it as "something from a horror movie, everyone running everywhere".....