“Allahu-Akbar”- shouting, knife wielding Muslim terrorist has been arrested after stabbing three people in a brutal frenzy in Manchester Victoria station. Apparently, it took seven, yes seven, cops to handcuff one terrorist. Sheeesh!
UK Daily Mail (h/t RichardS) Three people were stabbed in the attack at the city center transport hub, including one British Transport Police officer and a man and a woman, both in their 50s, who are currently receiving treatment in hospital. The Muslim attacker was said to have been armed with a ‘long kitchen knife’ and was pepper sprayed and tasered before being arrested by police officers, who were quickly on the scene.
BBC journalist Sam Clack who came within touching distance of the attacker, said he heard the man shout ‘Allah Akbar’ as he launched the terrifying frenzy. While video posted on Snapchat after the man’s arrest showed him shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he was forced into the back of a police van. Police confirmed on Monday evening the man had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
In an interview with BBC News in the immediate aftermath of the incident, Mr Clack said: ‘It was pretty scary. It was just me on the platform and as I was standing there I heard the most blood-curdling scream I had ever heard from a woman nearby.
‘It looked like there was a fight going on. I heard the guy starting ‘Allah’ distinctly. I didn’t hear the rest of the sentence.’ And he got to within seven or eight feet of me and was looking around very skittish. ‘I looked down and in his hand I saw that the man had a kitchen knife with a black handle and a long 12-inch blade.’
According to Mr Clack, one of the police officers then tried to taser the attacker, but missed, before another officer pepper sprayed the man and ‘six or seven policemen’ took him to the ground. (Police still don’t carry guns in the UK?)
Then Mr Clack said as he tried to walk past and get away the attacker said: ‘As long as you keep bombing other countries this sort of shit is going to keep happening.’
A British Transport Police spokesperson said the woman has injuries to her face and abdomen and the man has injuries to his abdomen, while a BTP officer has a stab wound in his shoulder – all of which are described as ‘serious but not life-threatening’.
In footage posted on Snapchat reportedly showing the suspect being put in the back of a police van, he can be heard shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he is led away by officers. Another eyewitness, named only as Rebecca, told Mirror Online: ‘I heard the most bloodcurdling scream I’ve ever heard and turned to see everyone running towards me.
The attack took place just a few hundred meters away from the Manchester Arena, scene of the deadly bombing in May 2017 which killed 23 revellers at an Ariana Grande concert.