London vehicle hits pedestrians, police say 'number of casualties'

London vehicle hits pedestrians, police say 'number of casualties'

London vehicle hits pedestrians, police say 'number of casualties'

In an attempt to counter some criticism over the delay in classifying the incident as a terrorist attack, she said: "Officers were in the immediate vicinity as the attack unfolded and responded within one minute".

Police initially released a brief statement on the incident.

The President's silence stands in stark contrast to his response to the London Bridge attack earlier this month, in which he immediately touted his travel ban after reports surfaced of the attack.

The three other courageous onlookers who stepped in to detain the suspect at the scene kept him there for about 20 minutes, until police arrived and bundled him into a van.

Police said all of the victims were members of the Muslim community.

One witness called Mohammed said there were "definitely five" people lying on the ground after the van struck people.

"I would like to thank those people who helped police in detaining the man and worked with officers to calmly and quickly get him into our custody. He did what he did deliberately to hit and kill as many Muslims as possible, so he is a terrorist". "There was a lot of shouting in Arabic, so I can't tell you exactly what was being said". "He will also be subject of a mental health assessment in due course".

Police and community leaders have praised those who restrained the van driver and stopped others from attacking him before police arrived. Vanzella said she went to the window and saw "loads of people gathering" in a corner across the road from her window.

Theresa may and Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick talk to faith leaders.

Flowers have been laid near the scene, with one card reading: "This is an attack on all Londoners - and on my community".

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Vowing "zero tolerance" for hate crimes, Khan declared "we will not allow these terrorists to succeed. we will stay a strong city".

Speaking to the media later on Monday, the imam downplayed his actions, insisting that he had not acted alone.

Eyewitnesses interviewed by ABC News said people had gathered outside the mosque after prayers when the van drove into them.

In the aftermath of the attack, some observers suggested that anti-Muslim screeds in the British tabloids and on social networks could have incited the attacker to violence. "And like all terrorism, in whatever form, it shares the same fundamental goal. My thoughts are with those and the community affected by this terrible event".

GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): I was going to first ask you about the maybe attack in London, where again we had a van drive through folks it appears, in front of a mosque.

The London Ambulance Service said it had taken eight people to hospital, while two were treated at the scene.

"This is a resilient city". Police later said the suspect has further been charged for the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder.

Britain has been hit by a series of attacks in recent months, including the van-and-knife attack on London Bridge on June 3.

Mamhoud was joined by several other bystanders who formed a protective ring around the suspect until police hustled him into the back of a van, the Evening Standard reported.

The attack comes just over two weeks after three Islamist militants drove into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people at nearby restaurants and bars, killing eight.

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