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Watch: Police lock down Home Office in London after knife attack

Devdiscourse News Desk London
Updated: 15-08-2019 19:27 IST
Watch: Police lock down Home Office in London after knife attack

The Police has locked down the Home Office following a knife attack near the Home Office in London on Thursday. The Metropolitan Police was called at 13:06 local time to Marsham Street, Westminster following a report of a man with a knife. When they reached the scene they found a man in his 60s suffering from knife injuries.

The London Ambulance Service confirmed that their crews responded to the Marsham Street, Westminster incident alongside Metropolitan Police. "We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma center," the service said in a statement. The injured man was taken to a central London hospital and his family has been notified.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and possession of CS spray. He was taken to a central London police station where he remains in custody.

People around the area posted videos and photographs of the scene on their social media accounts. Guy Lambert posted a video where the police can be seen and the area can be seen cordoned off.

Another eyewitness, Gareth Milner posted a Tweet saying, "Lots of armed police and a cordon going up outside the Home Office"

COUNTRY : United Kingdom