United Kingdom police studying cause of death of man in mosque attack
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 19:32
London police say a man was subdued with a stun gun and arrested early Wednesday after he was reported to be attacking people at the Regents Park Mosque in north London.
London has been stricken with terror as the fourth act of terror strikes the heart of the city in four months. Watch this video to find out more about the incident.
Social media users were quick to voice concern over the attack.
Worshippers at the London Central Mosque were reportedly under attack.
Suspect Darren Osborne, 47, is being questioned by police but has not been charged.
Witness Maria Idrissi said on Twitter the attacker "went into Regent's Park mosque during taraweeh and tried to attack a man but luckily [was] stopped by police and detained outside". It seems like terror has taken a toll and is testing the patience of Londoners and their resilience to the road to recovery.
"The item being waved was found to be a shoehorn taken from the mosque", a Metropolitan Police spokesman said. Later the man was placed in the back of a police van and sent to a central London police station.
"The good news is [that] after the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack we didn't see a big spike in hate crime [or] Islamophobic crime".
One man died at the scene and eight others were injured, although it has not yet been determined if the man's death was linked to the attack. He was surrounded by the public after the incident and the imam of the Muslim Welfare House stepped in to prevent the driver from getting beaten by the public and waited till the police came and handed him over.