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Police Taser man after reports of people being attacked at London mosque

The man was waving around an item, later found to be a shoe horn.

Image: Met Police

POLICE TASERED A man after reports of people being attacked at a mosque in London early this morning.

Police were called to Regent’s Park Mosque at about 1.20am. Officers 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 item being waved was found to be a shoe horn taken from the mosque.

The Metropolitan Police said the incident is not being treated as terrorism-related at this time.

‘An open mind’ 

“Officers are keeping an open mind regarding any motivation for the incident. Enquiries by Westminster officers are ongoing.

“Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, can contact police in Westminster via 101, or via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org,” police said in a statement.

Yesterday, the Met Police announced that an extra 1,867 officers will be equipped with Tasers to “better protect the public and officers from the threat of violent incidents”.

This will bring the total number of officers trained and carrying Tasers to over 6,400.

Read: 1,800 extra police officers in London to carry Tasers

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