Driver arrested for trying to hit French mosque; no one hurt


French police have arrested a man, after he tried to ram a vehicle into a crowd gathered outside a mosque.

One person was killed and at least 10 others wounded in the attack outside London's Finsbury Park mosque.

The unidentified driver was unable to get past barriers surrounding the mosque, police said.

One man died in London recently after a auto was driven into worshipers outside a mosque in Finsbury Park. He called for "greater vigilance on the part of officials of the mosques", and called on the authorities to "strengthen the protection of places of worship". Islamic State claimed responsibility for both attacks.

In April, a gunman killed police officer Xavier Jugelé on the Champs-Élysées before being shot dead.

Europe has witnessed a surge in vehicle attacks in the past two years.

The suspect fled but was soon arrested and was not apparently under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Le Parisien reported.

A statement released by police said: "An individual driving a 4x4 vehicle hit cones and barriers placed to protect the mosque of Créteil".

The thwarted attack comes just over a week after a British man plowed his van into Muslims taking a break from late-night prayers in London.