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London Park attack: Suspect shouted, 'I'm going to kill all Muslims' after alleged hate crime

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 June 2017, 15:32 IST

Witnesses of the Finsbury Park attack narrated the fallout of the incident after a van was driven into pedestrians near a north London mosque leaving at least one man dead outside the mosque and eight injured.

According to a report in The Telegraph, a witnessed said that a 48-year-old suspect had screamed "I'm going to kill all Muslims" before he was taken down. The onlookers had detained the suspect after which he was arrested by police.

"He was screaming, he was saying, 'I'm going to kill all Muslims, I'm going to kill all Muslims'. He was throwing punches.

"Then we managed to get him on the floor. Then he was saying, 'Kill me, kill me'. I said, 'We are not going to kill you. Why did you do that?' He wouldn't say anything," the witnessed informed.

The van attack at Finsbury Park targetted Muslim worshippers leaving Finsbury Park mosque, according to reports.

An arrest has been made in connection with the incident.

While there is no official confirmation of how many people have been injured, the police and the Ambulance Service have said there are a number of casualties.

According to reports, at least ten people were hit outside the mosque with three of them being critically injured.

The London Ambulance Service said in a statement, "We were called at 12.15 a.m. to reports of a road traffic collision at Seven Sisters Road."

"We have sent a number of ambulance crews, advanced paramedics and specialist responses teams to the scene. An advanced trauma team from London's Air Ambulance has also been dispatched by car," it added.

Meanwhile, Harud Khan, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain, tweeted he was "shocked and outraged to hear a van has intentionally run over worshippers leaving Ramadan night prayers."

The Muslim Council works "to promote consultation, cooperation, and coordination on Muslim affairs in the United Kingdom."

-With ANI inputs

First published: 19 June 2017, 15:32 IST