Deadly terror attack in London

One person dead, several injured after van hits pedestrians outside a mosque

LONDON - A group of worshippers were targeted in Monday's early morning attack, as a group of Muslims were leaving a mosque and a van plowed into a crowd on the sidewalk.

Witnesses say, the driver did it on purpose and police now say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.

At least one person died at the scene, several others were injured.

The man who was behind the wheel, is now in custody. 

Witnesses say the van turned down a one way street and accelerated, plowing into a crowd of a dozen worshipers, who were just leaving evening prayers, with just one week left in the holy month of Ramadan.

Then man says it was a deliberate act and the man under arrest was targeting Muslims.

"In the beginning he was saying where's Muslims, I want to kill all Muslims."

Bystanders ended up wrestling the subject from the van, holding him down until police arrived.

He is 48-years-old and witnesses describe him as a white man, with an English accent.

"This is being treated as a terrorist attack and the counter terrorism command is investigating," said Neil Basu, Scotland Yard.

The mayor of London, calling it a horrific terrorist attack.

It comes just weeks after a van veered into pedestrians on the London bridge, setting off vehicle and knife attacks that killed eight people and wounded many on the bridge and in nearby borough market.

Three Muslim extremists who carried out the attack were killed at the time, by police.

 

 

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