A van hit the Muslims in the vicinity of the Finsbury Park mosque in north London on Monday. Early reports indicated that a man had died after being wounded, but the police later said it was unclear whether he would die as a result of the attack. It seems the car crash happened when the victim was already lying on the floor and received first aid.
The deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and national counterterrorism coordinator Neil Basu has said Monday that it is not clear that the person who died on Sunday night from Monday has lost his life as a result of the attack in Finsbury Park because Was already receiving medical attention when intentional car hit occurred in this area of north London.
Scotland Yard states that “the incident has all the hallmarks of a terrorist attack.” Eight people have been hospitalized, at least three of them in serious condition, and two more were treated for minor injuries at the place of the attack.
In a statement, law enforcement officials also said that, after the van hit the people, a 48-year-old man, whose identity has not been provided, has been arrested at the scene after being detained by the crowd. Several witnesses have stated that he shouted “I want to kill Muslims”.
This individual has been transferred to a hospital as a precautionary measure and, once checked, will be taken to a police station to be questioned and tested on his state of mind, according to the Metropolitan Police statement.
In a statement to No. 10 Downing Street, British Prime Minister Theresa May has called the attack as “disgusting” as the other three recent bombings in London and Manchester. May has revealed that police declared a terrorist incident in eight minutes, while highlighting the bravery of the pedestrians who arrested the aggressor. “Like all acts of terrorism, it’s about separating us,” May added this attack reminds us that “extremism and hatred take many forms.”