Multiple casualties are reported in London’s Finsbury Park, where a vehicle lost control and drove into pedestrians, many of whom are believed to be Muslims coming out of the local mosque after prayers. Police have arrested one person and ambulances are on the scene.
London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement that “there are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene” of the apparent accident, which took place at Seven Sisters Road.
Social media reports indicate that a white van hit people close to the Finsbury Park Mosque. Multiple reports say the driver is a white male.
Twitter users that were at the scene at the time the incident unfolded, posted a video showing the arrest of a suspect by police. Some wrote that at least seven people were injured as a result of the accident, including three of them seriously.
This man is being arrested after using his car to run over people coming out of Finsbury Park mosque pic.twitter.com/Gzl50da0Eo
— Tommy Robinson ???????? (@TRobinsonNewEra) June 19, 2017
The London Ambulance Service has so far said that they “sent a number of resources to an incident in Seven Sisters Road.”
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 19, 2017
The London Fire Brigade reported that they are assisting the police and ambulance services in dealing with the incident.