Suspect Held in Mosque Attack

- London Mayor Sadiq Khan called the incident "a horrific terrorist attack".

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), an umbrella body for British Muslims, said the incident occurred outside the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road, near the Finsbury Park mosque. Three Muslim extremists who carried out the attack were killed by police. A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London.

On March 22, a man drove a rented auto into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and stabbed a policeman to death before being shot dead.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with the victims of "this awful incident".

The chairman of the Finsbury Park Mosque, Mohammed Kozbar, says the incident was a "cowardly attack" on worshippers.

Cynthia Vanzella, who lives near the scene, told CNN she saw multiple casualties and at least one person who appeared to be badly hurt.

Mr Khan called for increased security outside United Kingdom mosques as a "matter of urgency" after the terror attack, which took place as worshippers attended Ramadan night prayers.

Abdikadar Warfa said: "I saw a man underneath the van".

"The British Muslim community requires all decent people to stand with us against this evil violence", he said, adding that "rampant Islamophobia has been on the rise for a number of years".

"After his attack the police arrested him and he was gloating and laughing".

Prime Minister Theresa May described the crash as a "potential terrorist attack" and said she would chair an emergency security Cabinet session later Monday.

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

Numerous victims are believed to have just left evening prayers after breaking the Ramadan fast. I am grateful to our emergency services, who responded quickly and have been working on the scene throughout the night.

Muslim Council of Britain secretary general Harun Khan condemned the attack and also urged calm.

"No matter what the motivation proves to be, and we are keeping an open mind, this is being treated as a terrorist attack and the Counter Terrorism Command is investigating", he said in a statement.

Ramadan is a time when Muslims are more visible and when there are larger congregations who attend late at night to pray after opening their fasts.

In March, a man plowed a rented SUV into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four people before stabbing a police officer outside Parliament.

Five people were killed in the attack.

"He is in awful shock, of course, he didn't see the man die but he did see the man grabbed by the local community".

As they pull the sweaty, red-faced man from clutches of the mob, people continue screaming at him. A report in the Evening Standard claimed that a man jumped out of the van and stabbed at least one person, an incident not confirmed by the Metropolitan Police.



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