The Manchester (U.K.) Evening News is reporting that three people, including an officer with British Transport Police, have been stabbed in a knife attack at Manchester’s Victoria station.
Manchester Victoria stabbing: Eyewitness claims attacker shouted 'Allah', and said 'As long as you keep bombing other countries this sort of sh*t is going to keep happening" as he was held down https://t.co/N74RS9hlU6
— Raphael Gluck (@einfal) December 31, 2018
The attacker has been arrested and the victims taken to the hospital.
The Manchester Evening News reports:
Sam Clack, a BBC producer, was on a platform at Manchester Victoria railway station waiting for a tram when he witnessed the attack.
British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed three people, including a police officer, was injured in the stabbing.
Mr Clack, 38, said: “I just heard this most blood curdling scream and looked down the platform.
“What it looked like was a guy in his 60s with a woman of similar age and another guy all dressed in black.
“It looked like they were having a fight but she was screaming in this blood curdling way.
“I saw police in high-viz come towards him.
“He came towards me. I looked down and saw he had a kitchen knife with a black handle with a good, 12 inch blade.
“It was just fear, pure fear.”
Mr Clack, on his way to catch a tram home, said police officers used a Taser and pepper spray before, “six or seven” officers jumped on the man.
Mr Clack, who is from Newcastle but is working in Manchester for the BBC, said as the suspect was held down, he said: “As long as you keep bombing other countries this sort of shit is going to keep happening.”
We continue to respond to an incident at #ManchesterVictoria station. The station is currently closed. Officers are at the scene and a man has been arrested.
— BTP Gtr Manchester (@BTPGtrMcr) December 31, 2018
Manchester Victoria is now closed. People now having to find alternative ways to get home. pic.twitter.com/bdvy9Gnf4N
— Charlotte Dobson (@dobsonMEN) December 31, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with those injured during the incident at #manchestervictoria.
— Manchester Cathedral (@ManCathedral) December 31, 2018
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