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.
Police called at 13:06 to Marsham Street, Westminster following a report of a man with a knife. Officers attended to find one man with knife injuries.@Ldn_Ambulance attended where they are currently with the injured man.One man arrested and is in custody. More to follow.— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 15, 2019
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.
Reported stabbing at the Home Office in Central London pic.twitter.com/U5TH5U9LYp— Guy Lambert (@GuyBertie) August 15, 2019
Another eyewitness, Gareth Milner posted a Tweet saying, "Lots of armed police and a cordon going up outside the Home Office"
Lots of armed police and a cordon going up outside the Home Office pic.twitter.com/aj0RqDnPsm— Gareth Milner (@sw1a0aa) August 15, 2019