Asked by police why he had the knife, Hamid said “to cut off his head”.
St Stephen’s security guard saves hostage from ‘beheading’ at Hull Mosque
Posted: March 07, 2017|
A security guard has described how he disarmed a knifeman who said he was going to behead a man at a Hull mosque.
Haidar Hamid, 22, “frog-marched” a neighbour to Hull Mosque and Islamic Centre while holding a serrated knife to his throat and a Stanley knife in his other hand.
With his victim bleeding from cuts to his cheek and chin, Hamid forced his head down in the mosque and asked: “Are you going to pray now?”
But he was spared further injury in a dramatic rescue by worshipper Ebrima Touray, 45, who put himself in harm’s way to disarm Hamid.