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One dead, 10 injured, suspect arrested after van drives into pedestrians leaving London mosque

  • An incident involving a white van that plowed into pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning is now being investigated as an act of terrorism, London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said in a statement.
  • One man has died and at least 10 people have been injured in connection to the attack, the BBC reported. 
  • One suspect — a 48-year-old man whose identity has not yet been released — has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Read more (6/19/17 9 AM)

‘Daily Mail’, other media outlets criticized for victim-blaming Muslims for Finsbury Park attack

  • On Sunday night, a white van rammed into pedestrians leaving London’s Finsbury Park Mosque after “taraweeh,” or nightly Ramadan prayers. 
  • Media outlets began reporting on the incident as more details emerged.
  • In some publications, like the Daily Mail Online, reporters went so far as to link the attack on the mosque with a radical cleric who used to preach there. Read more (6/19/17)

Suspect arrested on suspicion of terror offenses, officials say

  • London police say a 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of “terror offenses” in the early Monday van attack.
  • The driver of the van was reportedly subdued by the crowd before being taken into official custody
  • One eyewitness to the attack told the BBC that the driver of the van reportedly said “‘I want to kill Muslims, I want to kill Muslims,’” as he exited the vehicle. Read more (6/19/17 12:20 PM)

Update: Suspect identified as Darren Osborne

  • Authorities have identified the suspect in the van attack on worshippers outside of a London mosque has as 47-year-old Darren Osborne of Cardiff, U.K., the New York Times reported on Monday. 
  • The attack, which happened shortly after midnight on Monday, left one person dead and nine more in the hospital. Read more (6/19/17)