The suspected culprit - a man from 25 years - was arrested. A witness reported that he several times ‘Allah,’ shouted and referred to the bombing of the West, but this was not confirmed yet. About the identity of the perpetrator is nothing published.
The drive was after the event closed for the public. The injured have been transferred to the hospital. The policeman, on his shoulder was injured, if the hospital is already abandoned. The other two victims, a man and a woman of about sixty, had knife wounds in their abdominal area and the woman in the face. Their injuries are not life-threatening.“kitchen knife of 30 centimeters”
The attack happened a little before 21 hours in the centre of Manchester. According to the witness, and BBC producer Sam Clack a man came screaming down the ramp, while he waved a kitchen knife with a blade of 30 inches. “It was very frightening,” said the man.
The police used pepper spray and a stroomstootwapen to the attacker to neutralize, subsequently, he was overpowered by six or seven agents. “He was screaming before and during the attack, " Allah,” said the witness. And also: “if you voortdoen with the bombing of other countries, will this kind of ‘shit’ will continue to repeat”.
The antiterreureenheden have the investigation into the stabbing in the train station of Manchester in hands taken. In the meantime, says the police that the stabbing “terreurgerelateerd” and the attack as a terreurincident treated. The place of residence of the offender is searched.Oudejaarsfestiviteiten not disrupted
in Spite of the attack was the oudejaarsfestiviteiten and the fireworks in Manchester place as foreseen. The police found that no danger was more.
In the city took in a 2017 terrorist attack place on a concert of Ariane Grande.
Just leg very close to the most terrifying thing. Man stabbed in Manchester Victoria station, on the tram platform. Feet from me, I was close to jumping on the tracks as attacker had a long kitchen knife. Totally shaken. This is seriously messed up. pic.twitter.com/CnUw7j2TOTᔕᗩᗰ ᑕᒪᗩᑕK(@ Clack_Sam) link