Counter-Terrorism Command Investigates London Stabbings

Britain’s Counter-Terrorism Command is investigating the stabbing of at least three people at a London Underground train station on Saturday. 

Multiple people were attacked at the Leytonstone underground station including one man who suffered serious knife injuries and two others who had minor injuries, police said.

One man was arrested following the incident at Leytonstone station in the east of the capital.

“We are treating this as a terrorist incident,” CTC leader Commander Richard Walton said in a police statement.

Amateur video footage circulating on the internet showed a pool of blood and bloody footprints at the tube station ticket gates.

Some commuters continued on their journey while others briskly jogged away from the scene.

Footage shows an officer shouting “Drop the knife!” and firing a Taser electric stun gun.

According to police, the incident is now being investigated by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command as a terrorist incident.

“The threat from terrorism remains at severe, which means that a terrorist attack is highly likely,” said commander Richard Walton of the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command.

Read more in The Australian.

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