The mu’adhin at London Central Mosque was stabbed in the neck by a man while trying to protect the imam during Asr salat today.
The Metropolitan Police issued the following statement regarding the incident:
“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, in his 70s, was found with stab injuries.
“He was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital. His conditon has been assessed as non life-threatening.
“A 29-year-old man, who is believed to have been attending prayers, was arrested inside the mosque on suspicion of attempted murder. He has been taken into custody at a central London police station.
“A crime scene has been put in place. Enquiries continue.
“The incident is not being treated as terror-related at this time.”