At least one person is dead and many more injured after authorities in London say a van driver deliberately mowed over pedestrians outside a mosque early Monday.
The one known fatality was reportedly a man who’d suffered a heart attack and was being attended to in Finsbury Park in the north of London, officials say.
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A 48-year-old man was detained at the scene and authorities, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, were quick to condemn the attack as a terrorist act.
May promised to protect the country’s mosques while calling the attack an assault on the UK’s fundamental freedoms.
“This morning we have seen a sickening attempt to destroy those freedoms, and to break those bonds of citizenship that define our United Kingdom,” she said. “It is a reminder that terrorism, extremism and hatred take many…
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