UK police treat stabbing at metro station as a "terrorist incident"

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By Euronews  with Reuters
UK police treat stabbing at metro station as a "terrorist incident"

UK police are treating a stabbing at Leytonstone underground station in east London as a terrorist incident.

Three people were injured, one of them seriously, when a man wielding a knife attacked them.

Witnesses said the assailant, who’s been arrested, screamed “this is for Syria”.

MPs approved air strikes against ISIL targets in Syria on Wednesday, since then Britain’s air force has carried out two bombing raids.

Britain is on its second-highest alert level meaning a militant attack is considered highly likely. This is mainly due to the threat the authorities say is posed by ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq and their encouragement of supporters to carry out attacks in their homelands.