UK stabbing suspect arrested on terror charge

Attacks called "brutal"

AP News
October 11, 2019 - 11:56 am

(John Greenhalgh via AP)

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LONDON (AP) — Police in northwestern England say a man held in connection with a series of stabbings at a shopping center has been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of an act of terrorism.

Greater Manchester Police Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson said authorities do not know the motive for Friday's attack, but "it appears random, is certainly brutal and of course, extremely frightening for anyone who witnessed it."

Jackson said several people were injured.

Police say the man entered the Arndale shopping center in Manchester at 11:15 a.m. armed with a large knife. Two unarmed police officers confronted him, and he chased the officers as they called for urgent assistance.