Terrible attack this morning in London leaving 10 dead.
A man arrested after a van plowed into a crowd of worshippers near a mosque in north London is now being held on suspicion of terrorism offenses, police say.
A man died and 10 people were injured in the assault, the latest in a series of terror attacks to hit the UK this year.
The 47-year-old white man was wrestled to the ground by members of the public and then arrested at the scene, officials said.
Eyewitnesses reported chaotic scenes as the incident unfolded just after midnight, when evening Ramadan prayers had finished.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack was directed at Muslims and condemned it as “every bit as sickening” as deadly Islamist attacks that hit the country in recent months.
President Trump, who usually leaps to his Twitter account to denounce terrorist attacks, has been strangely silent this morning.
But then, the targets here appear to be Muslims, and Trump does have a history of moving slowly in terms of standing up for the Muslim community.
So when acts of terror are committed by Muslims, @POTUS can’t wait to Tweet. When they are committed AGAINST Muslims, nothing.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 19, 2017
Trump quiet on #FinsburyPark. By now after London Bridge attack he had
– shared unverified report
– tied to Muslim Ban
– attacked Sadiq Khan
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) June 19, 2017
Trump hasn’t *yet* commented on London attack. Follows a pattern of early silence on violence v muslims.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) June 19, 2017