LONDON A man has been seriously injured in a stabbing at a London train station, with his alleged assailant reportedly shouting “This is for Syria” during the attack.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police mentioned officers had been called to an incident at Leytonstone underground station, east London, at 1905 GMT on Saturday exactly where a suspect was reportedly threatening members of the public with a knife.
He mentioned a taser was discharged by a single of the officers at the suspect who was then arrested and taken to an east London hospital, exactly where he remains in custody.
The spokesman mentioned a single man had sustained severe stab injuries.
He did not confirm a Sky News report that the suspect shouted the words: “This is for Syria” for the duration of the attack.
Britain is on its second-highest alert level of “severe,” meaning a militant attack is considered extremely probably. This is mostly due to the threat the authorities say is posed by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq and their encouragement of supporters to carry out attacks in their homelands.
British lawmakers authorized the bombing of Islamic State targets in Syria on Wednesday. Britain’s air force has since carried out two bombing raids.
(Reporting by James Davey Editing by Chris Reese)