“Muslims targeted in terror attack near mosque” -CBS News

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Summary: ” LONDON — A man slammed a van into a crowd of worshipers leaving a London mosque at the end of twelve midnight Ramadan prayers on Sunday morning in what Prime Minister Theresa May has called “another terrorist attack” in the British capital. Many people at the scene credited the Imam of the Muslim Welfare House, Mohammed Mahmoud, with calming the situation as bystanders held the suspect prior to police arrived. Police forensics officers prepare to make an examination of the scene near Finsbury Park Mosque, just where one man was dead, and eight people injured at the end of a vehicle ploughed into pedestrians, June 19, 2017 in a terrorist attack in London, England. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, offered his “thoughts, and prayers” on Twitter to the victims of what he called a “horrific terrorist attack on innocent people.” The 48-year-old suspect was treated, for unspecified harmful injuries prior to being placed under arrest on suspicion of attempted murder. A man who said he helped tackle the van driver to the ground, and hold him there till police showed up said the suspect kept shouting that he “wanted to kill more Muslims.” “One of them, he was under the van, people were gathered around the van to in factlift up the van up to have access to this guy up from under the van.” Two other people were treated at the scene, for minor injuries, but walked away. She said the suspect’s ultimate objective was the exact same exact as those who wield violence against civilians in the name of Islam; “to drive us apart.” Metropolitan Police said there were “a number of casualties” being treated at the scene in north London The driver, pointed out by May only as a 48-year-old white male, tried to run away, but was held by onlookers till officers arrived.”

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