LONDON: Tube Station Stabbing ‘Terror Attack’ [WATCH]


I bet residents there wish they had a gun.

Police investigating a “terrorist incident” at an east London Tube station have urged witnesses who filmed the stabbing to share their footage with detectives.

A 56-year-old man was seriously wounded at Leytonstone in east London at 19:06 GMT on Saturday.

The knifeman reportedly shouted “this is for Syria”.

A man, 29, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a residential address in London is being searched.

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The 56-year-old is believed to be in a stable condition in hospital. A second man received minor injuries in the attack and a woman was threatened but unhurt.

Police Tasered the suspect, who remains in police custody. The stabbing is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Service’s counter terrorism officers.

Downing Street said it was monitoring the situation closely.

Fellow passengers reportedly shouted at the man to drop his weapon and one person shouted “You ain’t no Muslim bruv,” a sentiment that has been picked up on social media by people trying to disown and sideline the attacker.

Read more: BBC

 

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