Knifeman stabs elderly man in London’s Regent’s Park Mosque20 Feb 2020
An elderly man has been stabbed in London’s iconic Regent’s Park Mosque. During Asr (afternoon) prayers, the elderly man in his 70s was at the front of the prayer hall where he was stabbed by a man wearing a red hoody.
The attacker has been seen attending prayers at the mosque frequently. It is understood that the victim is also the muezzin (responsible for the call to prayer) and is currently being treated for non-life threatening wounds.
The suspect has been arrested for attempted murder and is currently not being treated as a terrorist incident, however the Met Police’s SO15 Counter-Terror unit are also investigating the incident. Details surrounding the motives of the attack are yet to be confirmed.
Regent’s Park mosque has been known for its openness to the public and engagement across communities, hosting an interfaith iftar last year and inviting the general public to attend.