London train station stabbing investigated as ‘terrorism incident’
LONDON — Counter-terrorism police in Britain are investigating a stabbing at a London Underground station in which a suspect injured three people with a knife and reportedly said “This is for Syria.”
Police arrested a man believed to be 29 years old late Saturday and said they are treating the attack at east London’s Leytonstone subway station as a “terrorist incident.” They declined to say whether they are looking for other suspects, saying probes are ongoing.
One man suffered serious knife injuries, while two others received minor injuries. A video shot by a witness immediately after the attack shows the suspect lunging at police officers who try to subtle him. He was eventually pinned down after a stun gun was used.
The suspect remained in custody at a police station Sunday.