VIDEO: Eyewitness saw London Central Mosque’s mu’adhin stabbed in the neck

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.”

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