The assailant who stabbed a man in London’s Leytonstone tube station today shouted “This is for Syria” before attacking him, according to witnesses. Two others were slightly wounded in the incident. Unlike the mass shooting in San Bernardino, authorities aren’t wasting any time treating the attack as a terrorist incident.
Stabbing at Tube station in east London, in which one man was arrested, treated as 'terrorist incident', police say https://t.co/1CEu6Y4fZS
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) December 5, 2015
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@BBCBreaking Oh, no. Tell me it's not another Lutheran!
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BBC News reports that one man suffered serious knife injuries before the attacker was Tasered by police and arrested.
Witnesses: Suspect in custody after London Underground stabbing said attack was in retaliation for Syria pic.twitter.com/tb61mv5yEL
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The Metropolitan Police’s Counter-Terrorism Command is investigating.
Police say they are treating a stabbing at London tube station as a "terrorist incident"; three people were injured pic.twitter.com/BqYanm0GAk
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— Pete Oakley (@OakleyIII) December 5, 2015
@BBCBreaking KNIFE CONTROL is the only answer!
— Jess Gofa-Kierselv (@noplaneson911) December 5, 2015
Ban all knives…The National Knife Association is fully to blame… https://t.co/g7DF1aQzpj
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Editor’s note: The following video includes a brief but graphic shot of a pool of the victim’s blood that some readers might find disturbing.
LONDON -TERROR: Days after threatening terror attack, Muslim slashes man throat in tube shouting "This is for syria" pic.twitter.com/IDV7ZG0847
— Israel News Flash (@ILNewsFlash) December 5, 2015
Wow. Those tasers sure worked. Good things cops don't have guns there. ?
— Smittie (@smittie61984) December 5, 2015