Last Updated Jun 18, 2017 10:04 PM EDT
One person has been arrested after a vehicle rammed into pedestrians early Monday leaving several injured, London police said.
Metropolitan Police said they were called to the scene on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 a.m. and that “a number of casualties” were being treated.
“Officers are on the scene with other emergency services,” the statement said. “There are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene. There has been one person arrested. Enquiries continue.”
They said officers have responded with other emergency services including the London Ambulance Service who have sent a “number of resources” to Seven Sisters Road.
The U.K. Muslim Council of Britain said they had been told worshippers were ran over as they left a local mosque. “Our prayers are with the victims,” they said on Twitter.
One witness told Sky News that the incident happened after worshippers were leaving the Finsbury Park mosque after midnight prayers during the final week of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Another witness, who lives near the scene, told the BBC she heard screaming from her residence. “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.”
The incident Monday follows two deadly attacks in London in which pedestrians were deliberately mowed down by vehicles.and the .
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