Greater Manchester Police are treating the stabbing incident that happened on New Year's Eve as an act of terror, with counter-terror officers leading the investigation, Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said in a statement from Manchester, Tuesday.
«We are treating this as a terrorist investigation, which is being led by counter-terrorism officers with support from Greater Manchester Police... Еще,» Hopkins said.
During Manchester's New Year's Eve celebrations there was a stabbing incident at Victoria railway station. Three people, including a police officer, were wounded in the incident. Hopkins praised officers who «acted with incredible bravery in tackling the armed attacker at the busy Metrolink station and ensured he was immediately detained.»
A suspect was arrested, but no further information was released regarding the motivation of the attack. An address has been searched in Cheetham Hill, the last known address of the attacker, Hopkins informed the press.