This is the moment a furious crowd confronted the alleged driver who ploughed into people near a mosque
At least one person has died and 8 people are known to have suffered serious injuries after the incident in Finsbury Park, north London, in the early hours of the morning.
Police confirmed a vehicle hit pedestrians on Seven Sisters Road, near one of the biggest mosques in the capital as Muslims were leaving prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.
Videos posted online show the chaotic aftermath as a police officer struggled to hold an angry crowd back from a man believed to be the driver of a white van, which is alleged to have been rented from a firm in Wales.
Cries of “why did you do that?” can be heard as people push towards the suspect.
Witnesses told both Buzzfeed and BBC that the driver had shouted “kill me, kill me, I want to kill all Muslims” as he tried to flee the scene.
Video shows how a man was overpowered by bystanders and detained until police arrived.
The Metropolitan Police said they had arrested a 48-year-old man. His name was not released.
Police said there were no other suspects at present but that the investigation is in its early stages.
If confirmed as a terrorist attack, it would be one in which an anti-Muslim fanatic adopted the recent tactics of Islamic terrorists.
The incident follows only weeks after three Islamic attackers drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then went on a knife rampage through busy Borough Market, killing eight people.
Vehicles have also been also used to attack the public on London’s Westminster Bridge, in Nice, France, and in Berlin.