Finsbury Park mosque terror attack suspect tackled to ground on video

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A van driver, who , was pinned to the ground before police arrived.

In the clip, hero bystanders are seen tackling the man to the floor after the suspected revenge terror attack near the Muslim welfare mosque in North London.

Two men can be seen holding the suspected van driver on the ground, his face covered by his T-shirt.

He is then kicked in the head by another man in an effort to restrain him.

The worshippers detained him until cops arrived on the scene at Seven Sisters Road to arrest him.

A second video that emerged online captured the moment police escorted the suspect to a riot van, while distraught onlookers shouted: “Why did you do that? Why?”

Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi was among those who managed to wrestle the suspect to the ground.


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HEROES: Bystanders wrestled the suspect to the ground

He told BuzzFeed News: “I managed to get him on the floor, I was holding him.

, all Muslims’.

“He was throwing punches all over.”

Police have confirmed one man has died and eight others are injured after the van ploughed into a group of people leaving Ramadan prayers at Finsbury Mosque just after midnight.

A 48-year-old man was found detained by members of the public at the scene before being arrested in connection with the incident, police added.

They say he has been taken to hospital as a precaution and will be taken into custody once discharged, where a mental health assessment will be carried out.

Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed the incident was being treated as a potential terrorist attack.

She said: “I will chair an emergency meeting later this morning. All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene.”


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TERROR: Armed police guarding the scene after the suspected terror attack


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TRAGIC: Worshippers are trying to process what happened overnight

Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque, described the horrifying incident as a “terror attack”.

He told The Sun last night: “Whoever did this, he did it to hurt people and it’s a terrorist attack.

“We call it a terrorist attack as we called it in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge.

“The van drove over people who were leaving late prayers. My concern now is the casualties who have been affected.”

The Met Police have urged anyone with information to come forward.

They added: “Due to the nature of this incident extra policing resources have been deployed in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan.

“A number police units are at, and managing the cordons around, the crime scene, including local officers and those from neighbouring boroughs – supported by armed officers and the Territorial Support Group.”

The attack comes just two weeks after the terror attack on London Bridge, where jihadis used a hired van to mow people down before stabbing revellers in nearby Borough Market.



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