One man has died after a white hire van hit 11 worshippers leaving a Muslim welfare centre in north London after midnight prayers.
The Metropolitan Police said eight people had been rushed to hospital after the terror attack at the junction of Whadcoat Street and Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park.
A further two people were treated at the scene, where police arrested a man who had been held by members of the public and protected by the Imam from angry witnesses.
According to a witness, the driver of the van, a 48-year-old white male, said, “I want to kill all Muslims.”
Another witness, Adil Rana, 24, said, “The van was driving towards us to try and basically hit us at speed.
“When he got arrested, he was taunting, saying, ‘I’d do it again, I’d do it again’.”
The Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Neil Basu, said, “This is being treated as a terrorist attack and the Counter Terrorism Command is investigating.
“From 00:21hrs this morning police received a number calls to Seven Sisters Road.
“Officers were in the immediate vicinity as the attack unfolded and responded instantly. Additional officers arrived within 10 minutes.”
The 48-year-old man suspected of being the van driver was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
He was taken to hospital as a precaution and will undergo a mental health assessment.