Vehicle hits pedestrians near London mosque, causing casualties

Eight have been hospitalized. Police said a man who was driving the vehicle has been arrested and taken to a. "Inquiries continue. More information will be released when confirmed", police said in a statement.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said it is "too early to say" if the collision is a terror incident. He had chose to go to a different mosque on Sunday night and instead received a phone call in the early hours telling him of fresh tragedy and bloodshed in London. Since then incidents of hate crime have risen, police say.

Police said a suspect was quickly and calmly turned over to the police, and that no one else was found in the van. Eight people were killed and many wounded, and three Muslim extremists who carried out the attack were killed by police. "We treat this as a terrorist attack".

"There has been one person arrested".

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. "He did what he did deliberately to hit and kill as many Muslims as possible, so he is a terrorist".

June 16, 2016: Lawmaker Jo Cox is stabbed to death in the area of northern England she represented by a man with white supremacist views who shouts "Britain First" as he attacks her. It said its prayers are with the victims.

In one video, a group of men are seen holding the suspect to the ground as they call for the police.

The force added: "Due to the nature of this incident extra policing resources have been deployed in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan".

"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. After taking one question from the press she left the building, with her exit signalled to those inside by yells coming from the waiting crowd.

The crash occurred near the Finsbury Park Mosque as worshippers were leaving after Ramadan prayers.

Brtitish Prime Minister Theresa May said during a televised address that "like all terrorism, in whatever form, [the attack] shares the same fundamental goal".

The driver was arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution. Which is why it's confusing that for a while after the attack happened, some news headlines neglected to use the word "terrorism;" a messed-up thing that did not go unnoticed by the Harry Potter author.

Terrorist was motivated by a desire to kill Muslims.

"During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship".

The van driver was screaming that he would kill all Muslims.

Mohammed Mahmoud prevented a furious crowd from taking out their anger on the suspect after a van ploughed into people outside the Muslim Welfare House in Finsbury Park, north London.

The President's silence stands in stark contrast to his response to the London Bridge attack earlier this month, in which he immediately touted his travel ban after reports surfaced of the attack.

Police said the Counter Terrorism Command was investigating the crash.