3 People Stabbed at London Tube Station Being Called a Terror Attack by London’s Metropolitan Police (VIDEO)
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A man stabbed three people at an east London tube station Saturday, in what is being called an act of terrorism. Following the stabbing, London’s Metropolitan Police subdued the man with a stun gun and made an arrest.
A man stabbed three people at an east London tube station Saturday before police subdued him with a stun gun and made an arrest, London’s Metropolitan Police said.
Police said they were treating the stabbing at Leytonstone station as a terrorist incident.
One man sustained serious injuries not considered to be life-threatening, police said. Two others suffered minor injuries.
The incident happened just after 7 p.m., police said. The suspect was taken to a London police station.
Commander Richard Walton, who leads the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said: “We are treating this as a terrorist incident.”
“I would urge the public to remain calm, but alert and vigilant. The threat from terrorism remains at severe, which means that a terrorist attack is highly likely.”
A senior European counterterrorism official told CNN this week that intelligence obtained by European security agencies indicates ISIS is aiming to attack the United Kingdom following the terrorist attack in Paris last month.
Several show police confronting a man inside the station, near the exit, and yelling, “Drop it! Right now!”
They fire a stun gun at the man, who is wearing a gray top, tan pants and a black hat with ear flaps. But the man continues pacing in front of the officers and even lunges at them.