Just another day in the multicultural West, where terrorism randomly appears and nobody knows from whence it came.
But will anyone call for knife control laws?
British police are investigating a stabbing attack at a London Underground station that left three people injured, one seriously, as a terrorist incident.
British police treating stabbing of three people at Underground station as a ‘terrorist incident’
29-year-old suspect arrested and in police custody
One man, believed to be 56, seriously injured, two other people have minor injuries
Reports man shouted ‘this is for Syria’ during the attack
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said officers were called to an incident at Leytonstone station, where a 29-year-old man was reportedly threatening members of the public with a knife.
One man, believed to be aged 56, was seriously injured in the attack and two other people had minor injuries, police said.
The suspect was arrested and was in police custody, a statement said.
“We are treating this as a terrorist incident. I would urge the public to remain calm, but alert and vigilant,” said Commander Richard Walton, who leads Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command.
A police spokesman did not confirm a Sky News report that the suspect shouted “this is for Syria” during the attack.
Footage of the incident posted on social media showed a large pool of blood on the station’s floor.
Shouts are heard as the suspect is seen remonstrating with people before swinging at one of them.
Footage shows an officer shouting “drop the knife” and firing a Taser.
One man at the scene shouted: “You ain’t no Muslim! You’re no Muslim! You ain’t no Muslim!”
Britain is on its second-highest alert level of “severe”, meaning a militant attack is considered highly likely.
This is mainly 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 MPs approved the bombing of Islamic State targets in Syria on Wednesday. Britain’s air force has since carried out two bombing raids.