Man in custody after stabbing at London, U.K. mosque

Clay Curtis
February 20, 2020

The Metropolitan Police force said officers were called on Thursday to the London Central Mosque near Regent's Park.

A Muslim man was stabbed at a London mosque during afternoon prayers Thursday, according to police.

A man has been arrested after a stabbing attack at a mosque in central London.

Scotland Yard said he was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital, where his condition was assessed as non life-threatening. A crime scene has been put in place and inquiries continue. On Twitter, mosque-goers posted images of a man being held down by police on the mosque floor.

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It is unclear how many people are injured, but Ambulance Victoria said paramedics were treating "a number of people" at the scene. Reports claim the two deceased were travelling in the driver's carriage, however this is yet to be confirmed by police.

Video posted on social media showing a white male in a red hooded top, handcuffed and barefoot, being detained by police. A small knife could be seen under a chair.

"A man was found with stab injuries", the statement said, adding that he was taken to hospital.

Witnesses said the victim was the meuzzin, the official who leads the call to prayer.

The service tweeted: "We sent an ambulance crew, a paramedic in a auto and an advanced paramedic practitioner to this incident in Regent's Park".

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