1 dead, 8 injured in the latest terror attack on London
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 20, 2017,
Jun 20, 2017, 7:12
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: "Our thoughts are with all those affected by the incident at Seven Sisters Road and their families, friends and communities".
"We should make clear that if this attack is confirmed as a deliberate terrorist attack then this should be classed as an act of terrorism".
The person who died was the same elderly worshipper people had been giving first aid to before the attack.
In addition to the man who died, 10 people were injured, with eight taken to hospital, two in a very serious condition, police said.
Police said all the casualties were Muslims.
Describing the scene, he said there were people lying in the street, several with blood on their heads.
Before police arrived, the suspect was restrained by angry members of the public, but an Imam from the mosque stepped in before crowds could get violent. On Monday the police said that the victim was already being treated by emergency services when the attack happened.
What has the reaction been?
Senior politicians have attended the scene of a terror attack targeting Muslims in London. The incident occurred in Jeremy Corbyn's constituency of Islington North and the Labour leader released a statement in the early hours of this morning condemning the "awful event".
Suspect appeared to blow a kiss at onlookers after being put in a police van following the incident. "What's happened here is terrible, but it's ironic just a few hours before they had been gathering with members of the Christian and Jewish community in support of the Jo Cox Foundation".
Commander Cressida Dick, speaking Monday in the London neighborhood of Finsbury Park, says people in Muslim communities will see more of their police protecting them in the coming days. He has also asked people to "remain calm and vigilant".
The van slammed into worshipers leaving the mosque after midnight Ramadan prayers, injuring nine people.
It also follows a suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester last month which killed 22, while in March, a man drove a rented auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead.