Van plows into pedestrians outside London mosque; multiple casualties reported, suspect in custody

LONDON, England, June 18, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A white van plowed into at least 10 pedestrians outside Finsbury Park Mosque in north London. The group had just finished Ramadan evening prayers.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the incident occurred near midnight (London time), and according to reports from various sources, bystanders quickly wrestled the van’s driver to the ground and held him there until police arrived.

The Telegraph reports that officers arrested one person after they were called shortly after midnight to the incident on Seven Sisters Road, near Finsbury Park station.

Emergency service crews were seen giving cardiac massages to the injured “in a desperate bid to save them,” the Daily Mail said.

They reported that a Metropolitan Police helicopter was seen circling overhead as photographs posted on social media showed a huge response from the emergency services. Dozens of police cars and vans cordoned off a large area of the thoroughfare.

The YouTube video below shows the scene. Some of the images may be disturbing.


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