The world woke up early this Monday to the tragic news of another attack that took place in London and, as with the previous two, it was of a van ploughing into innocent passersby. One man is confirmed dead in the attack while eight are in hospital.
The suspect who rammed into Muslim worshippers as they left a mosque after prayers, allegedly screamed “I’m going to kill all Muslims” before he was tackled to the ground, a witness says.
Police disclosed that the suspect is a 48-year-old man.
The Metropolitan Police described the attack as a “major incident” and said one person was in custody and there were “a number of casualties”. The authorities are yet to call the attack a terror-related incident though the testimony of the eyewitness seems to suggest it might be.
Many of the victims had just finished worshipping at the Finsbury Park mosque after breaking the Ramadan fast when the incident occurred. The eyewitness, Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi, reportedly said that he was among a group of people helping an elderly worshipper who had fallen down, perhaps because of the heat, when the van swerved towards them.