One man died and 10 people were injured after a van drove into a crowd of Muslim worshippers near a mosque in London in the early hours of Monday. All the victims were Muslim, he said.
The driver of the van jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run, Aidroos said.
May attempted to counter that feeling in her speech, declaring that police arrived at the scene within one minute, and that it was classified as a possible terror attack in eight minutes.
Witnesses saw a man underneath the van.
The Board of Deputies of British Jews condemned the attack in a statement issued shortly after it occurred just after midnight on Monday morning. 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.
The suspect who reportedly plowed his van into a crowd of people on late Sunday evening at Finsbury Park Mosque in North London, apparently screamed and shouted that he meant to take the lives of "all Muslims". Eight others are in hospital, with two in a very serious condition.
"The attack unfolded whilst a man was receiving first aid from the public at the scene", Basu said.
May chaired an emergency response meeting Monday morning.
The incident is the latest traumatic terrorism attack to hit the United Kingdom, following the auto and knife attack in Westminster in March, a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in May, and the London Bridge and Borough Market attacks earlier this month.
Khan also called it "a deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan".
He was later criticized after he launched a Twitter attack on London Mayor Sadiq Khan in the wake of that attack.
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It has also sparked anger from some who claim police were slow to respond in calling it a "terror attack".
Some witnesses at the scene - near Finsbury Park Station and Arsenal's Emirates stadium - said more than one attacker may have been involved. Images from the scene show a white van wedged against a traffic barrier at the dead end of a street.
'I offer my condolences to the family and friends of the man who has died, and our thoughts are with the people who have been injured, their family and friends.
"The British Muslim community requires all decent people to stand with us against this evil violence", said Mohammed Shafiq, head of the Ramadhan Foundation community group.
Mamhoud was joined by several other bystanders who formed a protective ring around the suspect until police hustled him into the back of a van, the Evening Standard reported.
One social media user hit out at Lily saying: "Talking s**t again I see".
"To say "look we can do this now".
Police have not named the man arrested, but the van bears the logo and phone number for Pontyclun Van Hire in south Wales. Ahmed Hajji, a 23-year-old local to Finsbury Park, said: "The police arrived late, which forced us to do a citizen's arrest of the man so he would not get away".
The 48-year-old killer driver was subdued by a crowd and arrested, authorities said.
"An advance trauma team from London's Air Ambulance has also been dispatched by auto", the statement said.
BBC home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani said it was not the first time that Muslims - and specifically visible Muslim targets, namely mosques - had been targeted in an act of terrorism in the UK. "Mosque safety needs to be stepped up and this includes entry and exit points", it said in a statement. The three Islamic extremists who carried out the attack were killed by police.