London, Dec 7: Britain’s counter-terror police searched a residential address in east London following a violent knife attack at a subway station. Detectives from police service’s counter terrorism command were investigating the attack that left a man severely injured on Saturday, Xinhua quoted the police as saying on Sunday. A 29-year-old man wielded a knife and reportedly shouted “this is for Syria” before attacking commuters at Leytonstone Underground Station in east London.
The attack was being treated as a “terrorist incident”, according to the police. Police were called on Saturday to reports of a number of people stabbed at the station. The suspect also threatened other people with a knife. The attacker, arrested for attempted murder, remains in custody at a police station in London.
“As a result of information received from people who were at the scene and subsequent investigations carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command (SO15), I am treating this as a terrorist incident,” said police Commander Richard Walton. “I would continue to urge the public to remain calm, but alert and vigilant. (IANS)