LONDON—British prosecutors mentioned Monday an attack by a knife-wielding man that still left two travellers wounded was an act of terrorism.
Muhaydin Mire, 29, the suspect believed to have carried out the assault at Leytonstone subway station late Saturday, has been billed with attempted murder.
At a listening to at Westminster magistrates courtroom, prosecutors said evidence collected from the scene intended they were treating the make a difference as an offense underneath the Terrorism Act.
Mr. Mire wasn’t requested to plead and didn’t use for bail. His lawyer declined to remark.
A hearing has been scheduled for Friday Dec. 11 at the Central Legal Courtroom.
Saturday’s attack left a 56-calendar year-outdated guy with serious, but non-daily life-threatening stab wounds, police stated. A 2nd male was injured, but didn’t require even more medical interest.
Footage filmed by onlookers and proven on tv and social
media appeared to present a knife-wielding guy lunging at individuals.
Witnesses documented hearing the alleged assailant, named by police as 29-yr-outdated Muhaydin Mire, cry out “this is for Syria.” The assault transpired days following the U.K. joined U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic Point out extremists in Syria.
Mr. Mire was subdued by officers firing electrical darts from stun guns, and arrested.
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