A man has been stabbed in an attack at a London train station that witnesses claim is linked to Syria. The victim is thought to have been slashed in the neck in a suspected knife attack at Leytonstone station in east London. (videos embed in tweet below)
A man was later tasered by police as frantic officers raced to the scene. A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed the force was called to the station just after 7pm (local)
(Via UK Mirror) […] Bloody footprints can be seen surrounding the large puddle of blood.
A spokesman said: “Police were called at 19:06hrs on Saturday, 5 December, to reports of a stabbing at Leytonstone underground station.
“The male suspect was reportedly threatening other people with a knife.
“Met officers attended the scene. A man was arrested at 19:14hrs and taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.
“A Taser was discharged by one of the Met officers.
“Officers from British Transport Police are now dealing with the incident at the scene.
“We are aware of one man having sustained serious stab injuries. We await details of any other injuries.” (more)