A man has been arrested after stabbing a worshipper in the neck inside a London mosque.
A man at Regents Park mosque in Central London has been stabbed in the neck during afternoon prayers. It is believed that the attacker stabbed the Muezzin, who leads the call for prayer – according to witnesses at the scene. Around 300 people are believed to have been present during the attack.
Officers were called to the scene at 3:10pm to find a man who had stab related injuries. He was later taken to hospital and his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
A man has been arrested at the scene of attempted murder.
The incident has not been declared as a terrorist incident, but the Met Police’s SO15 counter terror unit are investigating.
The Met Police said in a statement: “Police were called to a mosque in Park Road, NW8, at 15.10hrs on Thursday, 20 February, to reports of a stabbing.
“Officers attended along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service (LAS). A man was found with stab injuries.