Man arrested after stabbing inside London mosque

Man Stabs 70-Year-Old Muezzin at London Mosque

Pictures posted on Twitter showed police officers restraining a man in the prayer hall of the mosque, near Regent's Park, and then leading him away.

Paramedics treated the man before he was taken to a hospital, where his injuries were determined as not life-threatening, the force said.

Police in London said a man was stabbed during afternoon prayers at one of the city's biggest mosques Thursday and officers detained another man on suspicion of attempted murder.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed the injured man was aged in his 70s.

It is understood the attack happened during afternoon prayers at the mosque.

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A crime scene has been established and inquiries are ongoing.

Witnesses told London's Evening Standard that he was stabbed in the shoulder as soon as prayers started, while other reports said he had also been stabbed in the neck.

Central London Mosque in Regent's Part is one of the country's largest mosques and can hold up to 5,000 worshippers.

London's Met police said a man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police have said they are still investigating the circumstances of the Regent's Park attack, however.

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