London mayor calls Finsbury Park incident a 'horrific terrorist attack'

Sadiq Khan.
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan is calling the incident in Finsbury Park early Monday morning a "horrific terrorist attack on innocent people" during the holy month of Ramadan.

One person died and several more were injured after a man drove into a crowd of pedestrians near the Finsbury Park Mosque, where late prayers had just finished up; the suspect, a 48-year-old man, has been arrested. British Prime Minister Theresa May said police confirmed the incident is being treated as a potential terrorist attack, but Khan spoke in starker terms.

"While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the terrible attacks in Manchester, Westminster, and London Bridge, it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom, and respect," he said. As the situation unfolds, residents must "remain calm and vigilant," Khan continued, adding that his thoughts and prayers are with the people affected.

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