Kiwi man witness to London mosque attack

"There was this white van stopped outside Finsbury Park mosque that seemed to have hit people who were coming out after prayers had finished".

Counter terrorism officers are at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said.

Police say the driver of a van that hit pedestrians on a London road is a 48-year-old man who has been arrested and taken to a hospital.

Britain, especially London, has been on edge over several recent incidents, including last month's terror bombing in Manchester and the recent auto attack and stabbing near London Bridge.

A New Zealand man has witnessed the carnage outside a London mosque after a van hit several pedestrians.

Someone in the crowd yelled to others not to harm the man while he was taken into custody.

Someone in the crowd is heard shouting, "No one touch him!"

However, IANS report quoted the the MCB saying that at least three to four persons were reportedly killed.

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The incident comes at a time when emotions are high in England, where there have been several recent terrorist attacks.

Prime Minister Theresa May said she would chair an emergency security Cabinet session later Monday.

He said: "During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship". Police said earlier that one person was arrested.

One witness told CNN it was clear that the attacker at Finsbury Park had deliberately targeted Muslims.

He said: "When I drove past slowly I could count three people on the floor and police were performing CPR on one of them". She said her thoughts were with the injured, their loved ones and emergency officials who responded to the incident.

London's Metropolitan Police said officers were called just after midnight Sunday to an incident on Seven Sisters Road. Police closed the street and the transportation authority issued a traffic advisory.

Eight other injured people were taken to hospitals after the crash early Monday morning.

Helicopters buzzed overhead, and ambulances and police cars raced to the scene.

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According to the 2011 Census, half the population in the borough aged under 25 are from nonwhite ethnic backgrounds. A witness who lives opposite the scene told the BBC there was a white van stopped near the Finsbury Park mosque .

The Muslim Council says a van has "run over worshippers" leaving the Finsbury Park mosque.

"People were just conversing, talking, just doing what we're doing", said the man, who declined to give his name.

Mr Kacimi said the Muslim Welfare House had met with police, the council and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is MP for Islington North, in the wake of the incident.

The council tweeted that its prayers were with the victims.

He added: "I would like to particularly thank our Imam Mohammed Mahmoud, whose bravery and courage helped calm the immediate situation after the incident and prevented further injuries and potential loss of life". Vanzella said she went to the window and saw "loads of people gathering" in a corner across the road from her window.

"Over the past weeks and months, Muslims have endured many incidents of Islamophobia, and this is the most violent manifestation to date".

No other details were immediately available.

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