A van slammed into a crowd of people on a road in north London around midnight Sunday night leaving several people hurt, police said, adding that one person has been arrested.

It happened as worshipers were leaving the Finsbury Park Mosque after midnight Ramadan prayers, Sky News reported.

The crash immediately raised concerns of another terrorist attack in London; however, police did not reveal the possible cause.

“I could see at least two people on the floor, not moving,” witness Cynthia Vanzella, who said the nearby crash woke her up, told Sky News. “There were people sitting on the floor with their head in their hands.”

Officers were called to the scene of the “major incident” on Seven Sisters Road at 12:20 a.m. Monday, Metropolitan Police said. The London Ambulance Service said it was responding to the incident.

London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement that “there are a number of casualties being worked on at the scene” of the apparent attack, which took place at Seven Sisters Road.

From Reuters

Videos purporting to show the aftermath of the incident emerged on social media, in which several people could be seen lying motionless on the ground.

Twitter user Didier, who says he was at the scene at the time the incident unfolded, posted a video showing the arrest of a suspected attacker by police. Didier wrote that he saw at least seven people injured as a result of the attack, including three of them seriously.

The London Ambulance Service has so far said that they “sent a number of resources to an incident in Seven Sisters Road.”

Before the police arrived at the scene, bystanders reportedly apprehended the alleged attacker and pinned him to the ground.

Earlier this month, a van veered into pedestrians on London Bridge, setting off vehicle and knife attacks that killed eight people and wounded many others on the bridge and in the nearby Borough Market area. Three Muslim extremists who carried out the attack were killed by police.

Britain’s terrorist alert has been set at “severe” meaning an attack is highly likely.

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