According to media outlets in the United Kingdom, the driver of the van that plowed into pedestrians near a mosque in north London has been identified as Darren Osborne, 47, a resident of Cardiff in Wales, according to multiple UK media outlets.
One man died and 10 people were injured in the assault, the latest in a series of terror attacks reported to have hit the United Kingdom this year.
The driver, a white man, was wrestled to the ground by members of the public and then arrested at the scene, officials said. He was being held on suspicion of terrorism offenses, police said.
Eyewitnesses reported chaotic scenes as the incident unfolded just after midnight, when the Taraweeh prayers had finished.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the attack was directed at Muslims and condemned it as “every bit as sickening” as deadly Islamist attacks that hit the country in recent months.
— Police say they believe there was only one man in the van.
— Searches are being carried out at a home around Cardiff, Wales.
— The suspect was not “on the security services'” radar, Home Office Minister of Security Ben Wallace said.
— An imam stopped the crowd from hitting and kicking the attacker.
— Nine people were hospitalized, all Muslim.
— The van appears to be a vehicle rented from a company in Wales.