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Knife wielding ‘terrorist’ attacks London tube



A stabbing at a Tube station in east London is being treated as a “terrorist incident”, the Met Police has said.
Police were called to reports of people being attacked at Leytonstone station just after 19:00 GMT. The knifeman reportedly shouted “this is for Syria”.
A man was arrested after being Tasered by police. One man suffered serious knife injuries while two others received minor injuries.
Downing Street said it was monitoring the situation closely.

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The Met said the suspect was reportedly threatening other people with a knife.
A witness said he saw a man holding a knife, about 3ins (7.5cm) long, standing over another man who was lying on the ground, and people running out of the Central Line station.
There has been severe disruption to the Tube as a result of the attack
Police said the most seriously-hurt victim’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Commander Richard Walton, who leads the Met’s Counter-Terrorism Command, said: “We are treating this as a terrorist incident. I would urge the public to remain calm, but alert and vigilant.

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