Van hits worshippers outside mosque in London's Finsbury Park

The Muslim Council of Britain tweeted, "We have been informed that a van has run over worshipers as they left #FinsburyPark Mosque".

Videos from the scene posted on Twitter showed crowds of people surrounding a police van that apparently held the driver of the van.

The Muslim Council of Britain says the vehicle hit people as they were leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque, one of Britain's largest.

A man identified as Jermain Jackman told the BBC the sidewalks were "packed with people walking home" when the incident occurred.

The incident follows only weeks after a vehicle was driven into pedestrians on London Bridge by Islamist militants who then attacked crowds in Borough Market with knives, killing eight people. Police said they had closed the adjacent roadway in both directions and were dealing with "a major incident". The driver of the van grabbed passers-by and handed him over to the police.

A 48-year-old suspected attacker was also sent to a hospital as a precaution and would be questioned after being discharged, police said.

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

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She also pledged 5 million pounds ($6.39 million) of support, housing guarantees and help with access to bank accounts and cash. Some wore T-shirts with images of missing loved ones as they climbed the front steps and pushed their way into the building.

Kevin Bate, director of The London Ambulance Service (LAS) said, without elaborating on the conditions of those injured, that the paramedic services were called at 00.15 hours (local time) to attend a traffic accident on the Seven Sister Boulevard. Many police cars and ambulances responded to the incident.

"He tried to kill a lot of people so obviously it's a terrorist attack".

Khan also urged Londoners to remain calm and vigilant, saying the London Metropolitan Police has "deployed extra police to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan".

One person has been arrested but police have not said if the crash was deliberate or accidental.

Prime Minister Theresa May's office says she has been told about the crash in north London in which a vehicle struck several pedestrians. "They were very nervous, shouting very loud, trying desperately to make some signs to a police auto that was just passing the road", she told CNN. "All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services", she said in a statement.

A Reuters witness saw at least one person being loaded into an ambulance. But in the past decade, the mosque's leadership been outspoken in advocating interfaith harmony.

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