ISLINGTON, UK — At this time it remains uncertain whether or not this was a repeat of the recent Westminster terror attack that left scores injured and a handful dead in London.
What is certain is that a car plowed through a row of pedestrians leaving at least 4 are confirmed injured.
Reports indicate that bodies were littering the street in the wake of the rampage.
The car appears to have been stopped or crashed into a wall disabling it.
Some suspects then escaped on foot.
One has been apprehended.
Police were quick to say that they were not treating this as a terror attack, but this has been said time and time again in the past.
UPDATE: Unconfirmed reports of gunfire and stabbing.
Reports coming in that a very large knife has been abandoned and recovered on the scene. Not yet confirmed.
It's all kicking off on Essex road, Islington… a handful of casualties and a very large knife… hmmm pic.twitter.com/h3LTFoFA3U
— Jade Barlow (@Jadeypades) March 26, 2017
Most local reports are rather limited on the details:
Police and a helicopter rushed to the area to deal with the incident.
Images from the scene show pedestrians laying on the ground.
The incident took place outside the Old Queen’s Head pub.
A driver is believed to have been arrested in relation to the incident.
Police do not believe the incident was terror related.
— Dean (@ArsenalNexus) March 25, 2017
In what may be a copycat terrorist assault to last week’s deadly car attack on Westminster Bridge which left 5 people (including the assailant) dead and dozens injured, moments ago reports hit that a car has rammed into pedestrians on Essex Road in the Islington area of London which is reportedly on lockdown.
Police have shut down the surrounding roads and a team of officers are sweeping the area for the remaining suspects. The complexion, race, and name of the suspect remain unknown. At this time a helicopter is on scene providing aerial support.
Moments ago, we reported that a large explosion rocked the tiny English island. We do not suspect these events to be related. We await further details and will update you as necessary.