An elderly Muslim was stabbed while praying at one of London’s biggest mosques Thursday afternoon and a man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, authorities report.
The victim, who is in his 70s, was attacked at London Central Mosque near Regent’s Park just after 3 p.m, according to police. He was taken to a hospital, where his injuries were determined to be “not life-threatening.”
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“He was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital,” a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. “We await an update on his condition.”
Images apparently from the scene posted on Twitter show police holding down a man wearing a red jumpsuit on the mosque floor.
Witnesses said the man who was stabbed is the mosque’s muezzin, the person who calls Muslims to pray.
Police did not speculate on a possible motive.
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On Wednesday, a “far-right extremist” shot and killed nine people at a hookah bar in Germany.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.