GREENBAY, WI (MaraviPost): Monitored CNN reports say officers on the scene with emergency responders, are treating a number of injured people. London Ambulance tweeted: “We have sent a number of resources to an incident in Seven Sisters Road.”
London Police are said to be investigating what they call a “major incident” after a vehicle reportedly collided with pedestrians gathered outside a mosque after prayers, leaving several people injured.
Eyewitnesses said there were a total of three “attackers,” one of whom was apprehended while two more fled the scene.
A Muslim group in Britain said the people struck down by the vehicle were worshipers leaving a mosque. The incident happened in Finsbury Park in the north of London, in Seven Sisters Road, according to officials.
Prime Minister Theresa May called it a “terrible incident,” and said: “All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene.”
The eyewitnesses interviewed by CNN said people were gathered outside the mosque after prayers tending to an old man who was having a heart attack when the van drove into them. There were men, old men and women, no children. Anywhere from five to 11 people were mowed down, the witnesses said.
The Muslim Council of Britain tweeted out a statement saying, “We have been informed a van has run over worshippers as they left prayers at the Finsbury Park Mosque,” but later said the incident occurred outside Muslim Welfare House, which is near the mosque, “not outside Finsbury Park mosque itself.”
A man identified as Jermain Jackman was heard saying the sidewalks were “packed with people walking home” when the incident occurred.
“It was a van that mounted the pavement as men and women were leaving the mosque to go home to their families and friends and their loved ones,” Jackson said.
Earlier this month, a van rammed pedestrians on London Bridge, setting off vehicle and knife attacks that left eight people dead and many other injured on the bridge and in the nearby Borough Market area. Three Muslim extremists who carried out the attack were killed by police.
There was also an attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, where a bomber set off an explosion that killed more than 20 people.
Sources: CNN, AP