Vehicle hits crowd near London mosque

Police say the situation is fluid and declined to comment further.

Some witnesses at the scene said more than one attacker may have been involved. I've been in touch with the mosques, police and Islington council regarding the incident. Rahman said he and another man wrestled the suspect to the ground and held him down for 20 to 30 minutes before police arrived.

He told BuzzFeed: "I think at least eight or 10 people got injured".

CNN is reporting that the incident occurred near a mosque as people were leaving a service.

Rudd, who is in charge for government law enforcement, said: "Londoners have been hit with a series of attacks and have been nothing short of heroic." she said Monday.

The Finsbury Park Mosque - located in a vibrant, multicultural area of north London - was once closely associated with extremism.

The incident comes at a time of political turmoil in Britain, as Prime Minister Theresa May plunges into divorce talks with the European Union weakened by the loss of her parliamentary majority in a June 8 election.

The incident took place outside the Muslim Welfare House.

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"He wanted to run away and was saying, "I want to kill Muslims".

"If this attack is confirmed as a deliberate terrorist attack then this should be classed as an act of terrorism", said Mohammed Shafiq, head of the Ramadhan Foundation community group.

Kozbar complained that the "mainstream media" was unwilling to call the attack a terrorist incident for many hours.

Police said the driver had also been taken to hospital and would receive a mental health assessment.

Images of the van showed it was rented from Pontyclun Van Hire in Pontyclun, near Cardiff.

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

Video posted online of the aftermath of Monday's attack showed a scene of chaos as people tried to help the injured. He has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to police. "No one! No one!"

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Opened in 1994, Finsbury Park Mosque is an unassuming five-story redbrick building in residential north London, close to Arsenal Football Club's Emirates Stadium.

BREAKING: We have been informed that a van has run over worshippers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque. "An attack on one community is an attack on all of us", said Police Commissioner Cressida Dick.

A leader of the Muslim Council of Britain has called for extra security at mosques after a van struck worshippers leaving prayers at the Finsbury Park mosque.

"While this appears to be an attack on a particular community, like the bad attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect", he said in a statement.

Secretary general Harun Khan said: "During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship". It appears from eyewitness accounts that the perpetrator was motivated by Islamophobia.

One person has been arrested after a van hit pedestrians in north London, injuring several people.

The man killed in the attack was pronounced dead at the scene in northern London, and eight of the injured were taken to hospitals.

The van sped off the roadway and swerved onto a sidewalk, which was crowded with hundreds of people who had just finished the special night time prayers for the holy month of Ramadan, witnesses reported.

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On May 22, a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in northern England. Rahman said he and another man wrestled the suspect to the ground and held him down for 20 to 30 minutes before police arrived.

Police said the Counter Terrorism Command was investigating the crash.

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