Thursday, February 20, 2020

Knifeman storms London mosque, stabs man in the neck

A knifeman stormed into Regents Park Mosque yesterday afternoon and ‘stabbed a man in the neck’ while he was carrying out the call to prayer.

The stabbing took place while hundreds of worshipers were in the building, with Met Police saying they are not treating it as terror related.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and taken into custody at a central London police station.

A Met Police spokesperson said: ‘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. ‘He was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital.

We await an update on his condition. ‘A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.