Three people have been injured in a reported knife attack in downtown London that sparked a massive police response. Footage from the scene shows ambulance crews and police cars at the site of the incident.
The incident took place on Edgware Road, just a half-hour after the city, which is under a strict lockdown, ushered in the new year. Speaking to the Daily Star, a spokesperson for the ambulance service said two men had been taken to “a major trauma centre” and one female victim transported to hospital as a result of the attack.
#Westminster BREAKING: Two men and a woman have been rushed to hospital following serious violence in central-London. Two men suffered multiple stab wounds on Edgware Road, W2, while a woman sustained a head injury. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/6GTU7XYWqf
— London 999 Feed (@999London) January 1, 2021
The Metropolitan Police confirmed that a stabbing had taken place, cordoned off the crime scene, and closed down the street to traffic until 6am. It also enforced a Section 60 order, which allows police to carry out “stop and search” efforts in a designated area.
A Section 60 has been authorised from 0117 hours until 0600 hours by Insp HUGHES. The authority is for North Westminster. This is due to a stabbing that occurred on Edgware Road. Watch this for info on #Section60https://t.co/F7Iu0ZQgyYpic.twitter.com/trNZcemvPe
— MPS Westminster (@MPSWestminster) January 1, 2021
There have been unconfirmed reports in the local media that a woman was arrested in connection with the incident.
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