UK police: London mosque attack suspect now arrested on terror grounds

Police officers detain a man near the scene of an attack where a van was driven at Muslim worshippers outside a mosque in Finsbury Park in North London June 19, 2017. — Reuters pic
Police officers detain a man near the scene of an attack where a van was driven at Muslim worshippers outside a mosque in Finsbury Park in North London June 19, 2017. — Reuters pic

LONDON, June 19 — The man suspected of ploughing a van into Muslims taking a break from late-night prayers in London has now been arrested on terror grounds, police said today.

The 47-year-old man was arrested for attempted murder after the incident in Finsbury Park early today. One man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“He has further been arrested for the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder,” Scotland Yard police headquarters said in a statement. — AFP

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