London police: 'Number of casualties' in van collision

War / Terrorism | World 6/19/2017, 2:42 AM
London police: 'Number of casualties' in van collision

London Metropolitan Police said one person was arrested after a vehicle hit pedestrians in London causing "a number of casualties," AP reported. LBC radio said there were reports a van had driven into a crowd of people in Finsbury Park.

At least ten people were hit by a van outside a mosque, according to Sky News. The Muslim Council of Britain said the vehicle had hit people as they were leaving the facility. The Finsbury Park Mosque was associated with extremist ideology for several years after the 9/11 attacks in the United States in 2001 but was shut down and reorganized.

The London Ambulance Service says the injured are being taken to hospitals. Eyewitnesses reported seeing police give emergency medical treatment to at least one of the injured. Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the scene on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 am on Monday. Many police cars and ambulances responded to the incident.

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