Footage shows moment Finsbury Park Mosque attack suspect is arrested

Ruben Ruiz
June 19, 2017

Shortly after midnight Monday, a vehicle crashed into pedestrians near a mosque in northern London, killing one man and injuring 10 others.

Police said they were called to reports of a vehicle that had collided with pedestrains.

Speaking after the attack, the Muslim Welfare House said in a statement: 'All of us at Muslim Welfare House sends our thoughts and prayers to the victims and those injured in the major incident at Finsbury Park.

According to the authorities, "There are a number of causalities being worked on at the scene".

Harun Khan, the head of the MCB, said the van had "intentionally" run over people leaving night prayers.

Several hundred worshippers would have been in the area at the time after attending prayers as part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The guy, he came out and said "You deserve, I did my bit, you deserve it" and he was shouting and screaming abusive language - what for?"

"So I jumped up and I looked down the road and I saw a van".

- Witnesses describe seeing two additional men fleeing from the van. "Inquiries continue. More information will be released when confirmed", police said in a statement.

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CNN talked with an eyewitness who said it did not appear to be an accident because the van apparently accelerated.

"They were very nervous, shouting very loud, trying desperately to make some signs to a police auto that was just passing the road", she told CNN.

But Finsbury Park Mosque, an unassuming five-story redbrick building opposite the station, which opened in 1994, has been the area's most famous venue in recent years.

"Whether he's a Christian or a Muslim, this is a terrorist attack", one young Muslim told Sky TV. "I am grateful to our emergency services, who responded quickly and have been working on the scene throughout the night".

Rudd, who is in charge for government law enforcement, said: "Londoners have been hit with a series of attacks and have been nothing short of heroic." she said on Monday.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said an emergency response meeting will be held today, according to the Telegraph.

A vehicle has hit pedestrians in London causing multiple casualties.

And after two van attacks since the month of March alone, London is wondering whether the Finsbury Park "incident" is another terrorist attack.

In Manchester in late May, a suicide bomber killed 22 people, including many children, at an arena where a pop concert had just ended. Before that several pedestrians and a police officer were killed in a car-and-knife attack in London.

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