Man held as four stabbed in mosque
A West Midlands Police officer stabbed at a mosque in Birmingham has undergone surgery and remains in hospital, the force has said.
Four people, including the officer, were attacked at Washwood Heath Road in Ward End at about 23:00 BST on Saturday.
A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to a secure mental health unit.
The officer, aged 31, suffered chest and stomach injuries.
He has tweeted he hopes to be discharged from hospital on Monday.
The incident began during the final prayer session of the evening. Eyewitnesses described hearing an argument between some of the people inside the mosque.
A 28-year-old man suffered multiple stab wounds and a 36-year-old man sustained a single stab wound to his leg. They also remain in hospital.
Another victim has been recovering at home after injuring his hand.
Ch Supt Alex Murray said the man arrested was of Somalian descent and that a "sizeable knife" had been used in the attack.
The suspect was found in a room in the mosque but when challenged he ran at one of two police officers who arrived at the scene.
The officer who was injured had fired a Taser at the knifeman but it did not halt him, Mr Murray said.
"The individual was worshipping but not known to the mosque," he added.