British counter-terrorism police were investigating a multiple stabbing in which the suspect reportedly shouted “Allah” at a Manchester railway station on New Year’s Eve.
A man and a woman, both in their 50s, and a police officer were being treated for knife injuries following the stabbings on Monday evening at Manchester Victoria station in the northwestern English city.
Witness Sam Clack, 38, a BBC radio producer, said he heard the suspect shouting “Allah” before and during the attack.
He quoted the suspect as saying: “As long as you keep bombing other countries, this sort of shit is going to keep happening.”
The male suspect has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said in a statement.