Sky News reported that the mosque's imam prevented the crowd from beating the attacker until police arrived.
Eyewitness Khalid Amin told BBC television that the van turned deliberately left and "just hit the people".
Witnesses told reporters that two other men jumped out of the van and fled the scene, but British police claim the suspect in custody acted alone. No other suspects have been identified, police said.
Police guard a street in north London where the van hit pedestrians.
"Sending love and prayers to the victims in #FinsburyParkLondon". Three Muslim extremists who carried out the attack were killed by police. In a statement, police described the person as a worshipper who was receiving first aid outside the mosque at the time of the attack and died at the scene.
One person has died and eight have been taken to hospital following the terror attack.
Met Police have confirmed they were called to the mosque in Whitechapel, which was declared safe.
Khan also called it "a deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan". Early police caution about declaring the incident terrorist-related was interpreted by the community as discriminatory. Around 10% of the borough's population is Muslim.
The mosque's current leaders say they support inter-faith dialogue and want to serve the community in north London, which is located near Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal soccer club.
The mosque itself gained notoriety for sermons by radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri, who was sentenced to life in a USA prison in January 2015 after his conviction on terrorism-related charges.
Abu Hamza, who was the mosque's imam from 1997 to 2003, was later extradited to the United States, where he was convicted of supporting al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists, and sentenced to life in prison in 2015.
- Since then, the mosque has worked to turn its reputation around and now operates mostly as a community center.
Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu thanked members of the public who restrained the driver, saying "their restraint in the circumstances was commendable". "Diverse, welcoming, vibrant, compassionate, confident and determined never to give in to hate", she said in her statement.
He added: "Given the methodology and given what was occurring, what's happened, the tragic incidents across the country, this had all the hallmarks of a terrorist incident".
The incident followed a series of attacks in Britain.
Details about the assailant were sketchy, but the assault - the most dramatic against Muslims in London in recent years - suggested a new, risky level of polarization in British society.
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The waste tunnel, through which the four prisoners are believed to have escaped, was 15 metres long and half a metre wide. The men escaped from Kerobokan Prison by crawling through a 39-foot-long tunnel dug under the walls, per Reuters .
That leaves Elliott with a little extra pressure entering MI this weekend, a track where he ran second twice previous year . Late in Saturday's final practice, Brad Keselowski surged to the top of the board with a lap at 197.401 miles per hour .
Icardi, ormai da tempo nel mirino di Maradona , ha saltato entrambe le partite a causa di un problema muscolare. Dani Alves sta in un posto del campo in cui non si gioca a calcio, se dobbiamo parlare di Dani Alves me ne vado.
One sick message questioned why the suspected attacker was not shot dead by police - like the gang of London Bridge terrorists. He pointed out the similarity between this attack and two others on London Bridge and outside Westminster Palace.
Londra, grattacielo in fiamme Continua l'incendio del grattacielo Grenfell Tower andato a fuoco nella notte a North Kensignton. La polizia sta seguendo i più rigidi protocolli e per chi sta cercando parenti e amici è difficile avere informazioni.
However, no party received the absolute majority of seats in parliament and the election has resulted in a hung parliament . She said Brexit talks would begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day as the formal reopening of parliament.
The four were placed in Kerobokan prison's Block B and Sayed was said to be the last to be seen at around 6.30am. Four foreign inmates escaped early Monday from a prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali , police said.
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