London: Van runs down pedestrians outside mosque; 1 dead, 10 inured

London: Van runs down pedestrians outside mosque; 1 dead, 10 inured
Aftermath of vehicle attack on pedestrians in Finsbury Park. (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – Another night of taped off streets and flashing lights in a European capital.  Note that vehicular terror-attack incidents have involved older (middle-aged) male drivers on a number of occasions.]

A large van struck pedestrians near a London mosque early Monday, killing one man and injuring 10 others in what police are investigating as a potential terrorist attack,

A 48-year-old man who was driving the white vehicle was arrested and taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement. He was not immediately identified.

The crash occurred shortly after midnight as Muslims were leaving the Muslim Welfare House after Ramadan prayers, Sky News reported. Muslim leaders decried the collision as a hate crime and asked the public to stay calm.

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Police said eight of the injured were taken to three area hospitals and two suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Eyewitnesses reported seeing police give emergency heart massage to at least one person.

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