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UPDATE [6/19/17 1:20 p.m. ET]: The total injured has been raised from 8 to 10.

In the early hours of Monday morning, a van was used to attack individuals in the area surrounding a mosque in London's Finsbury Park. CNN reports that one person is dead and eight are left injured as a result.

Prime Minister Theresa May called the attack “sickening,” and according to the BBC, all the individuals attacked were Muslim.

Witnesses say they saw the van take a sharp left turn as if it was aiming for the crowd of people outside the Muslim Welfare House, which is near the mosque in Finsbury Park.

Police are investigating the situation as an act of terrorism. CNN notes that the attack feels similar to previous terrorist events in London and that the local Muslim community believes they were specifically targeted.

CNN also notes that the attack took place during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the individuals attacked had recently concluded prayers and worship.

Individuals on the scene reportedly removed the attacker from the van and subdued him on the ground until police arrived. During that time the attacker resisted had shouted “You guys deserve this!” at the individuals he was targeting.

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