Suspect Held in Mosque Attack

"The attack unfolded as a man was already receiving first aid at the scene, sadly that man has died", Neil Basu, senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism policing, said.

"What we have seen throughout - whether in the heroism of the ordinary citizens who fought off the attackers at London Bridge; the unbreakable resolve of the residents in Kensington; or this morning the spirit of the community that apprehended this attacker - is that this is an extraordinary city of extraordinary people", she said.

She said: "We are not saying anything, we don't know anything at the moment".

The police said it an investigation of the incident is being carried out by the counter terrorism command.

"He will also be subject of a mental health assessment in due course".

Jeremy Corbyn described the incident, which took place within his own constituency, as an "awful event".

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

Video posted online of the aftermath of Monday's attack showed a scene of chaos as people tried to help the injured.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said extra police had been deployed to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan, describing the attack as "an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect".

London's Metropolitan Police said officers were called just after midnight Sunday to an incident on Seven Sisters Road.

"From the window, I started hearing a lot of yelling and screeching, a lot of chaos outside ..."

One dead as van rams pedestrians near London mosque
I tried to stop him (the suspect), some people were hitting him but I said stop him and keep him until the police came. The group's general secretary, Harun Khan , said that eyewitnesses saw the van driver hit a number of Muslims.

Eyewitness Hussain Ali, 28, said that, while being restrained, the man was protected by the people he is thought to have been targeting.

May says the man who plowed a van into a crowd of people leaving evening prayers acted alone and that people outside the mosque apprehended him. It also comes at a tumultuous time for the government with Britain starting complex divorce talks with the European Union and May negotiating with a small Northern Irish party to stay in power after losing her parliamentary majority following a snap election.

The so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. "One thing that is clear". Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque, called for Prime Minister Theresa May's government to take action. I think it's significant that they had the reputation historically of being one of the most militant mosques in London.

"I spoke to the eyewitness who caught the man and kept him safe, stopped him from being harmed by the local group that he attacked".

The driver of the van jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run, Aidroos said.

Saadiq Mizou, a 35-year-old chef originally from Belgium, said he'd been outside the scene since 2 a.m.

Men pray at the site of Finsbury Park attack.

One elderly man is feared to have died.

"People feel unsafe because after the terrorist attacks of London, Manchester, the increase of Islamophobia and hate crimes", he added.

On 22 May, Salman Abedi, a Manchester-born 22-year-old blew himself up at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. A number of police and ambulances were in attendance. "My friend said he said some words, but I didn't hear it", he said.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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