Several injured after vicious knife attack at Victoria railway station!
A 25 year-old man was arrested for attempted murder after the attack on New Year’s Eve that left three victims with “serious” but not life-threatening injuries.
A woman suffered injuries to her face and abdomen, a man in 50s has injuries to his stomach, and an officer in his 30s incurred knife wounds to his shoulder during the attack, but was released from hospital.
The attacker, whose identity is yet to have been released, was recorded shouting “Allahu Akbar” & “Long live the Caliphate”.
The attack occurred at the city’s Victoria railway station.
Knives recovered at scene.
According to the BBC, Police recovered two knives at the scene but are uncertain if they were used in the attack. Police said counter terrorism were leading the investigation.
Earlier that day (December 31st 2018) police raided a semi-detached house approximately one away from Manchester city centre. A local resident said a Somali family resides at the address, who came from the Netherlands aver a decade ago. The resident said one of the four sons works at Manchester Airport and the youngest is back in Somalia. The other two attend university. The parents, she claims, pray at the local Khiza Mosque.
As the investigation continues, it remains unclear whether the two events are related…