LONDON–3 people were stabbed in a London underground station Saturday night, in an assault that British police explained they are managing as a terrorist incident.
The assault, about 7 p.m., left one particular particular person with significant stab wounds, although they ended up not lifestyle-threatening, and two other folks with slight wounds, the police said in a statement.
The law enforcement arrested a male suspect at the station.
“We are dealing with this as a terrorist incident,” Commander Richard Walton, who qualified prospects the Metropolitan Police’s counterterrorism force, stated in the statement.
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Social media accounts and British media reports stated a guy shouted “this is for Syria” prior to lunging at men and women in the station at Leytonstone, in East London.
These accounts could not be right away confirmed and the Metropolitan Police did not immediately return phone calls looking for additional comment.
At about eight:forty five p.m., the station still was cordoned off by law enforcement tape with many law enforcement vans exterior. Underground trains ended up not stopping at the station more than an hour right after the incident.
Leytonstone is a mainly reduced-earnings residential spot with a big immigrant inhabitants from Asia and Japanese Europe. The station is not close to any of London’s tourist, retail or amusement districts. On Saturday night, just before the attack, the station was active with groups of youthful men and women heading into central London for a night out.
Downing Street declined to comment.
—Jenny Gross contributed to this report.
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