3 People Stabbed At Manchester Train Station

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Three people – including a police officer – have been stabbed by a man wielding a knife at Manchester Victoria railway station.

A man and woman in their 50s were attacked at about 20:50 GMT, Greater Manchester Police said.

A British Transport Police officer was stabbed in the shoulder. A man has been held on suspicion of attempted murder.

Officers said counter terrorism police were leading the inquiry, but they were keeping an open mind on the motive.
The station is currently shut and officers remain at the scene.

Greater Manchester Police, which declared the attack a “critical incident”, said there was “no intelligence to suggest that there is any wider threat at this time”.

Officers said the attack victims’ injuries were “serious” but not life-threatening.

BBC 5 live producer Sam Clack, who had been at the station at the time, said he saw a man stabbed on a tram platform at the station, which is next to Manchester Arena, “feet from me”.

He added he was “close to jumping on the tracks” as the attacker had a “long kitchen knife”.
‘Pure fear’

Mr Clack said he first “heard this most blood-curdling scream and looked down the platform”.

“It looked like they were having a fight, but the woman was screaming in this blood-curdling way. I saw police in high-vis come towards him. He came towards me.

“I looked down and saw he had a kitchen knife with a black handle with a good, 12in blade. It was just fear, pure fear.”

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