Arthur Arkman has been named as the man arrested for running his van into pedestrians outside of a mark in Finsbury Park, London.
One victim has died and at least 10 others were injured after a van plowed into a group of people near a north London mosque.
Arkman, 48, was reportedly held by civilians bystanders until police arrived to arrest him. Reports indicate that the people inside of the Finsbury Park mosque who were hit had just broken their fast.
According to witnesses, upon exiting the vehicle, Arkman was screaming about how he wanted to ‘kill all Muslims.’
Several pedestrians have been injured after being hit by a van in London. Witnesses said the vehicle veered off the road into crowds outside Finsbury Park Mosque but it was unclear whether the collision was deliberate.
Footage showed injured people motionless on the pavement as angry crowds surrounded a man believed to be the driver. Police did not confirm claims Muslims leaving the mosque after Tarawih prayers performed for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed there were casualties. Part of Seven Sisters Road was closed as the operation and investigation continued. According to images from Twitter, the van used in the attacked was rented from a company called Pontyclun Van Hire.
Security Minister Ben Wallace said that Arkman was not known to security services before the attack. He has been charged with attempted murder.
This was the fourth terror attack in the England in four months, following incidents in Westminster, Manchester and on the London Bridge.
On the night of Sunday, June 18, Arthur Arkman drove a van into a group of people outside of a mosque in London’s Finsbury Park neighborhood. NAME, a 48-year-old man, was held by people at the scene until police arrived. He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Who Is Arthur Arkman?
Arthur Arkman, a 48-year-old man, is the man responsible for the attack at the mosque in Finsbury Park that left one dead and multiple injured.