A knifeman has stabbed at least one person at a London train station, while shouting “kill all Muslims.” It is not yet known how seriously the man who was injured in Forest Hill, in the capital’s south east, has been injured, but he is still being treated in hospital.
According to witnesses, the man was marching up and down outside the train station while shouting “Death to Muslims” after the stabbing.
Immediately, terrified witnesses took to social media to warn people to be on their guard. One person said he was “shouting like a madman” while targeting Muslims. He said he came face to face with the attacker, but managed to get away.
Miguel Oliveira, 36, a composer said he had been met by a wave of people rushing to get away when he arrived at the station following the stabbing. Confused about where the attacker was, Mr Oliveira ended up right in front of him at one point and said he was shouting “Go back to Syria”.
Twenty-four year old Shellby Curry, who was at the station with her one year old, said she had seen a man waving a knife while screaming death threats about Muslims. She said that the man was black, with short hair and she believed he was in his late 30s or early 40s. Ms Curry said she grabbed her baby and ran, looking back to see him pacing up and down.
Officers arrived within ten minutes and restrained the man. British Transport Police have confirmed that they were called to Forest Hill train station at 1.18pm following reports of a serious assault. They said a man had been arrested and was in police custody.
Meanwhile, the victim was treated at the scene by paramedics before he was taken to hospital. Police say they do not believe the incident was terrorism related.