In the case of a knife attack in the Central railway station in the English city of Manchester have been injured, on Monday evening, three people.

A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, as the British Transport Police said. The Background was indeed initially unclear, but in an Anti-terrorist unit took over the investigation.

A woman and a man, both between 50 and 60 years old, with stab wounds to the abdomen and sometimes also on the face have been hospitalized. A police officer had been dismissed treated for a stab wound to the shoulder, but back from the hospital, it said in a statement. The injuries were not life-threatening.

The incident had happened in a train station Manchester Victoria in the centre of the city. A according to eye witnesses, stabbed the attacker on a Tram platform, with a large kitchen knife on his victims, but was overwhelmed quickly by rushing to the scene, police officers using pepper spray and a stun gun. In a short Video that the BBC showed, was to see how multiple officers pin a man to the ground. According to the newspaper “Manchester Evening News” reported eye witnesses, the attacker was called “Allah”, that was the first, but no confirmation.

The station was locked down after the incident. The police, however, stressed there was no evidence of further danger. The Central new year’s eve Celebration in the centre of Manchester was held despite the attack.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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