New Delhi: On New Year’s Eve, at least three persons were injured after a person stabbed people at the Manchester Victoria station. A man, a woman and a police officer were being treated for knife injuries, police said.
The attacker has been detained. “Officers are attending Manchester Victoria station following reports of a man wielding a knife. We received the call at 8.52 PM on Monday, 31 December. A man has been detained and two members of the public, a man and a woman, have been taken to hospital with knife injuries. A BTP officer is also receiving treatment for a stab wound to the shoulder. British Transport Police remain at the scene along with colleagues from Greater Manchester Police and the North West Ambulance Service,” said the police in a statement.
Sam Clack, a BBC radio producer, reportedly heard the suspect shouting “Allah” before and during the attack. The attacker reportedly said, “As long as you keep bombing other countries this sort of shit is going to keep happening.” The attack took place at Manchester Victoria station in the northwest English city on New Year’s Eve.
Other witnesses claim to have heard a scream.