Mon. 12:15 a.m.: Vehicle hits worshippers near London; one dead
LONDON (AP) — Police say the driver of a van that hit pedestrians on a London road is a 48-year-old man who has been arrested and taken to a hospital.
The van struck a crowd of worshippers leaving a mosque early Monday morning, killing one person and injuring several others. Eight of the injured were taken to hospitals and the rest were treated at the scene.
Several hundred worshippers would have been in the area at the time after attending prayers as part of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Police said the Counter Terrorism Command was investigating the crash. Britain’s terrorist alert has been set at “severe” meaning an attack is highly likely.
The crash occurred near the Finsbury Park mosque.
Prime Minister Theresa Maydescribed the crash early Monday morning as a “terrible incident.”
She said, “All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene.”
The leader of the opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn also tweeted about the crash.