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"People are going to wake up tomorrow...communities from all different backgrounds, and they're going to be in shock to hear worshippers in front of a mosque were attacked in the same way that people were attacked on the London Bridge", he said. Please report anything suspicious to the police, but only call 999 in an emergency.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that one man died and Counter Terrorism officers are investigating.

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

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

"I will chair an emergency meeting later this morning".

"A number of passers-by, or friends, or people who had come by from the mosque, were gathering around him to help take him to his family, take him to his house", Versi told Reuters.

Finsbury Park mosque was once a notorious hub for radical Islamists but has entirely changed in recent years under new management.

Meanwhile social media users have hit back over suggestions that the suspected attacker deserves to be called a martyr.

Police say no other suspects have been identified, but their investigation continues.

Khan said there would be extra police to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan. Five people were killed in that attack.

In a statement Khan said, "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". One person was killed and 10 were hurt. The video of the crash early Monday morning was accessed by the AP.

It was further reported that the driver of the van that ran over the pedestrians is a 48-year-old man who was detained by bystanders and later arrested by police after the incident. "No one! No one!"

A map of the Finsbury Park area of north London.

I tried to stop him (the suspect), some people were hitting him but I said stop him and keep him until the police came.

It is too early to state if his death was as a result of the attack.

Someone in the crowd yelled to others not to harm the man while he was taken into custody. The group's general secretary, Harun Khan, described the incident as a hate crime against Muslims.

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

The Muslim Council of Britain (MBC), an umbrella organization for Islamic organizations in the United Kingdom, said that the perpetrator appeared to be "motivated by Islamophobia". Police said eight people had been taken to three separate hospitals and two people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

"There has been one person arrested".

In 2015, the mosque was one of around 20 that took part in an open day organised by the MCB to promote better understanding of Islam following Islamist-inspired terrorist attacks in Paris.

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