It happened at about 7:06 p.m. local time on Saturday when police were called to reports of a stabbing at the Leytonstone underground station in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. One of the officers responding to the incident fired his taser at the suspect, after which he was taken into custody.A taser vs. a knife. They seriously need to equip their law enforcement better.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Service said three people were injured in the attack, including one man who suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was taken to an east London police station where he remained in custody late on Saturday.
"We are treating this as a terrorist incident. I would urge the public to remain calm, but alert and vigilant," said Commander Richard Walton, who leads the Metropolitan Police Service's Counter Terrorism Command. "The threat from terrorism remains at severe, which means that a terrorist attack is highly likely.