A van ran over worshipers while they were exiting a mosque in North London early Monday morning. Metropolitan Police arrived on the scene shortly after midnight (12:20 A.M. local time). They reported that “a number of casualties” were being treated for injuries.
The person behind the wheel of that van has been arrested.
“Officers are on the scene with other emergency services,” the Metropolitan Police statement said. “There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene. There has been one person arrested. Enquiries continue.”
Worshippers left the mosque right after midnight when the van struck. A witness who lived close-by reported that she heard screaming. “From the window, I started hearing a lot of yelling and screeching, a lot of chaos outside. Everybody was shouting: ‘A van’s hit people, a van’s hit people.’ There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park mosque that seemed to have hit people who were coming out after prayers had finished.”