Excite

Man stabbed in London Tube attack sparking huge manhunt

  • Getty Images

A massive Police manhunt was carried out in London after a man was on the receiving end of a vicious attack at a Tube station this afternoon. The victim received cuts to his face and body while on the platform of Finsbury Park Underground station before the assailant fled the scene only to later be arrested at Heathrow Airport.

The incident took place shortly after noon today and paramedics attended the scene to find the man "covered in blood". Simultaneously, Police began stopping and boarding trains in a bid to find the man who was considered to be armed and extremely dangerous after using a blade of some sort in the attack.

A spokesperson from British Transport Police said "Armed BTP officers searching for a possible suspect met a southbound Victoria line train at King's Cross St Pancras Underground station and conducted a search of the train." A man was later arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

Liam O'Hare, a Tube passenger at the scene at the time of the incident, tweeted about what happened saying "Re Finsbury Park incident: Man got onto train covered in blood after brief clash with another passenger. Should mention that I didn't see the weapon myself but others passengers around me did."

The injuries sustained by the man are not thought to be severe with BTP confirming "A 63-year-old man was taken to hospital with cuts to his body and face. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening." This was confirmed by O'Hare who said "Wounds,fingers crossed,did not seem life-threatening".

United Kingdom - Excite Network Copyright ©1995 - 2017