In London, an attacker drove a van into pedestrians outside a mosque in London, killing one person and injuring ten or more others.
An armed police officer attends to the scene after a vehicle collided with pedestrians in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
A 48-year-old man has been arrested, and is believed to have driven the attack vehicle alone. Witnesses told CNN they saw three people exit the vehicle, two of whom fled.
A man prays after a vehicle collided with pedestrians near a mosque in the Finsbury Park neighborhood of North London, Britain June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall
UK authorities say they are treating an early morning attack as a possible act of terrorism, “amid fears of retaliation for several recent assaults in the country attributed to Islamist extremists,” reports the New York Times:
Shortly after midnight, a van rammed into a group of pedestrians near the Finsbury Park Mosque, in North London. One person died at the scene and at least 10 were wounded, but the authorities said it was not immediately clear if the attack was responsible for the man’s death.
The assault, which the police said was carried out by a 48-year-old white man who was believed to be acting alone, drew condemnation from a broad array of political and religious figures and came at what Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged was “a difficult time in the life of the city.”
Some Muslims and others were asking whether the authorities and the news media were quick enough to describe the assault on Monday as an act of terrorism — although Mrs. May said the attack had been declared terrorism within eight minutes.
PHOTO, TOP: Eight pedestrians were taken to three separate hospitals, and two were treated at the scene for minor injuries, the police said. Credit Thomas Van Hulle, via Reuters
THE LOWDOWN: Here’s an immigration lawyer’s first-hand account of confronting former President Barack Obama on family detention centers. Trump’s a monster, but failings of previous administrations paved the way for his abuses.
No, really. You gotta see this.
Lock him up. Paul Manafort is heading to jail, facing trials for bank fraud and money laundering, among other nefarious things. Today, the judge revoked his bail after being told by lawyers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller that Manafort tried to influence witnesses and obstruct justice in his trials. Said the judge to Manafort today: […]
The Adobe Creative Cloud is home to a suite of editing tools today’s creatives count on to produce their content. Whether you’re an aspiring photographer, animator, or graphic designer, Adobe’s programs can help you in your creative pursuits, and with the Complete Adobe CC Training Bundle, you can come to grips with six of them for […]
Your pet might be photogenic, but getting them to stare long enough at your camera to snap that Instagram-worthy photo isn’t as simple as telling them to sit. Bribing your pets with their favorite treat, however, might just do the trick, and with the Adjustable Pet Selfie Smartphone Attachment, you can do just that while getting […]
The cybersecurity landscape is changing, and now one of the most effective ways to counter hacking threats is to employ another hacker against them. Commonly referred to as ethical hackers, these professionals use a cybercriminal’s tools against them, checking networks for vulnerabilities and patching them up before they can be exploited. The Certified Ethical Hacker Bootcamp […]