LONDON (AA): A man was shouting “I want to kill Muslims” as he stabbed another man at a London railway station, reported local media citing various witnesses.
The suspected aggressor was arrested at Forest Hill railway station in south-east London on Monday, .
According to the witnesses cited by the media and social media, the man had scanned through the seats at the tube station shouting: “I’m going to kill me a Muslim, I’m going to kill me a Muslim.”
One of the witnesses Met-Kastrati wrote on Twitter: “A massacre in #foresthill station a man shouting who is Muslim I want to kill a muslim stabs several times a Muslim passenger, no reason.”
“The attacker shouted ‘Who is Muslim, I want to kill a Muslim’ and approached the guy sitting with his wife on the first carriage,” the tweet read.
An eye witness said ‘People were running from the first carriage, so I couldn’t see the guy who got stabbed.
‘The only thing I saw was a woman in a hijab standing outside the train wailing, with blood on her hands’
In a statement after the incident British Transport Police (BTP) said one person had indeed been arrested.
‘One man was treated by ambulance staff at the scene and is currently en route to hospital.
“But at this time, we are not treating it as terrorism-related,” the statement read
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