October 11, 2018
Relax, people. The police have confirmed that this is not terror-related.
I repeat: not terror-related.
There was a mass panic and “stampede” after a man was stabbed in broad daylight on a London train, by an attacker allegedly screaming “I will kill you” whilst brandishing a 12-inch blade.
One man was hospitalised and another arrested for attempted murder after what British Transport Police called a “serious stabbing” on a London Overground train at Hackney Central station shortly after 6 pm Tuesday.
“Full on stampede on the train after a man was attacked on the train coming into Hackney Central, 5 feet away from where I was sitting, people dropped phones and bags, hope victim is OK,” tweeted witness Hazel Orton.
The victim was rushed to hospital with “a serious stab wound” police explained, adding that he is now in a stable condition and the incident is “not being treated as terror-related”.
Witness Leon Bruff, 29, who was in the same carriage, told the Sun Online the knifeman yelled, “Don’t mess with me, I’ll kill you” while storming the train full of children and commuters.
He claimed travellers tried desperately to help the victim as he lay on the floor, saying: “He had a newspaper on his chest to stem the bleeding.”
Mr Bruff added: “The knife was huge – at least a 12-inch blade. He was on one. I don’t know if he had an argument. He literally went on a rampage. He was going crazy.”