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Mon Dec 7, 2015, 03:21 AM


London police treating Tube station knife attack as 'terrorist incident'

(CNN)British police say they are investigating an unprovoked knife attack in an east London Tube station Saturday, which left a man with serious injuries, as a terrorist incident.

The assailant, 29, was subdued with a stun gun and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder at 7:14 p.m. Saturday in the suburb of Leytonstone, London's Metropolitan Police said.

Authorities later said that the suspect, Muhaydin Mire, of east London, had been charged with attempted murder. He's expected to appear in court on Monday.

Police had been dispatched to the station after receiving emergency calls reporting that a man had stabbed people and was threatening others, police said. The man threatened officers as they tried to reason with him, a statement said.

Police are looking into reports that the suspect yelled, "This is for Syria," during the attack, said Chioma Dijeh, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police.


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flamingdem Dec 2015 #1
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Mon Dec 7, 2015, 03:53 AM

1. Another "inspired" individual

Lovely! This one could only afford what was described as a hobby knife. At what point does Isis decide half baked acts like this hurt their brand?

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Mon Dec 7, 2015, 06:58 AM

2. this is ridiculous.


At what point can we go back to calling a crime a crime, rather than ascribing something like this with the label 'terrorist act'.

He was lone individual who took it upon himself to grab a simple hobby knife and attempt to hurt someone, it was not a sophisticated plot designed and funded in some foreign country and brought to the UK.

This is getting way too ridiculous now.

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