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Police investigating 'terrorist incident' after tube station stabbing

Police are investigating a "terrorist incident" after a man wielding a large knife stabbed three people at a London tube station.

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Arrest after reports of stabbing at Leytonstone station

Police at the scene Credit: ITV News

A man has been arrested after reports of a stabbing at Leytonstone station.

A Met Police spokesman said they were called just after 7pm to reports of a stabbing and people being threatened by a man with a knife outside the station.

The police are looking into whether there was more than one injury and how severe the injuries are.

The man was tasered and arrested.

Police were called at 7:06pm 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 7.14pm 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.

– Met Police statement
Police at the scene Credit: ITV News

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