Police have arrested a man after responding to reports of an attack at Regent’s Park in north west London.
Officers were called at around 1.20am and found the man waving “an item”, which was later found to be a shoe horn taken from the local mosque. The suspect was Tasered, arrested on suspicion of affray and taken into custody at a central London police station. The incident comes amid heightened tensions in the capital following a terrorist attack at a Finsbury Park mosque on Sunday night.
A Met Police spokesman said: “The item being waved was found to be a shoe horn taken from the mosque. The incident is not being treated as terrorism-related at this time. Officers are keeping an open mind regarding any motivation for the incident.”