Van attack kills one outside London mosque

Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed the crash is being investigated as a terrorist attack and said her thoughts were with those who had been hurt in "this bad incident". "There has been one person arrested".

As news of the tragedy broke, politicians in Kent were quick to condemn the attack.

One man has died after a white hire van hit 11 worshippers leaving a Muslim welfare centre in north London. The attack comes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. He came in a bus lane and took a sharp left. According to witnesses, he screamed that he wanted to "kill all Muslims".

"The driver of the van was found detained by members of the public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident", a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said.

Although one witness told Sky News that two other people fled the scene, police said there were no other suspects at present but that the investigation is in its early stages.

- Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu praised citizens who helped in the immediate aftermath of the attack: "Their restraint in the circumstances is commendable".

Aweys Skeikh Ali said: "No, no, he was shocked".

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Eyewitness Abdulrahman Saleh Alamoudi, who got the suspect on the ground and held him, told BuzzFeed that the man "was screaming 'I'm gonna kill all Muslims'".

The attack will stretch the capacity of authorities in Britain, who have faced four attacks in recent months, together with a major fire that has killed dozens.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will chair an emergency meeting Monday morning following a van crash in which a man died at the scene.

Using his Twitter account, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said "this was clearly a deliberate attack".

The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, whose Islington North constituency includes the area, visited the scene of the attack, which happened shortly after midnight on Monday, calling it "horrific and cruel".

Eight people were killed and 50 injured on June 3 when three Islamist militants drove into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed people at nearby restaurants and bars. In March, a lone attacker drove his vehicle into people on Westminster Bridge, then fatally stabbed a police officer at the gates of Parliament.

Hashi was one of three people who held the suspect on the ground for 10 minutes. "So we just run straight away, I see police, ambulance, people lying on the floor, and a van as well", said Al-Sulaman.

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The council tweeted that its prayers were with the victims.

"It appears that a white man in a van intentionally ploughed into a group of worshippers who were already tending to someone who had been taken ill", the council said in a statement.

Mohammed Mahmoud urged people to remain calm as police took the attacker into custody outside the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road in north London.

"From the window, I started hearing a lot of yelling and screeching, a lot of chaos outside". One witness told CNN that three people were in the van. He was bleeding. My friend said he had to lift the van.

Witness Abdiqadir Warra said the van "drove at people" and some of the victims were carried for several metres along the road.

Ali Habib, a 23-year-old student, said residents are angry that the mosque attack hasn't been portrayed in the same light as the other attacks across the country.

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