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UK: Police arrest man in London Tube ‘terrorist incident’

6th Dec 2015
UK: Police arrest man in London Tube ‘terrorist incident’

.LONDON (AA)-  A man has been arrested after a series of stabbings at Leytonstone underground station in London Saturday evening, Metropolitan Police said.

“We are treating this as a terrorist incident,” Commander Richard Walton, of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command said in a statement.

“Police were called at 19:06hrs… to reports of a number of people stabbed at the station,” according to a statement issued by the Metropolitan Police.

“One man has sustained serious knife injuries; these are not believed at this stage to be life-threatening. Two other people have sustained minor injuries,” the statement also said.

The knifeman reportedly shouted “this is for Syria”.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote on Twitter: “The stabbing in Leytonstone is absolutely shocking. My thoughts are with the victim and his family.”

The attacker was taken to a police station in East London and remains in custody.

“I would urge the public to remain calm, but alert and vigilant,” said Commander Walton.

He said: “Detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command are now investigating the attack as a ‘terrorist incident’.”

 

Additional reporting by The Muslim News
[Photo: Police officers and crime scene investigators investigate a crime scene at Leytonstone tube station in east London, England, on December 05, 2015 after a man was seriously injured in a knife attack and it is treated as a terror attack because the attacker reportedly shouted “This is for Syria” during the attack. Photographer: Tolga Akmen/AA]

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