Days after a man drove his vehicle into Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park, another attacker tried to target people attending prayers at a mosque in Regent’s Park.
The perpetrator was, however, stopped by the police.
Muslims at Central Mosque in Regent's Park had assembled to perform tarawih — special night prayers offered during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan — when suddenly a man approached them wielding what some witnesses claim was a baseball bat but the police say was a shoe horn taken from the mosque.
“Police were called at 0122hrs on June 21 to reports of a man attacking people at Regents Park Mosque,” reads a statement from the Met police. “Officers attended and found a man waving an item around. There were no reports of anyone injured. The man was Tasered and arrested on suspicion of affray and has been taken into custody at a central London police station.”
The incident is not believed to be terror related. The motive of the attack is so far unknown.
The incident comes amid heightened tensions in the city after Cardiff resident, Darren Osborne, allegedly drove a van into a group of worshippers outside the Finsbury Park Mosque on June 19, killing one person and injuring several more.
Osborne has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a terrorist offense.