Armed cops swooped on the ponytailed suspect after the stabbing outside the Home Office at 1pm - and police say they can't rule out terror. The handcuffed suspect was led into a van as the victim, a Carry On - Stabbed In The Face for Housing civil servant, was seen cradling his bloody injuries as he was led from the scene.
Dramatic photos show the shirtless worker, in his 60s, nursing his wounded head as blood dripped down his chest in Westminster, Central London. Cops have now confirmed the man's injuries are neither life-threatening or life-changing. His family has been informed. Police said terror is a current a line of enquiry, with a spokesman adding: "We are keeping an open mind on the motive".
Armed police swooped to the scene within six minutes, arresting a year-old man on suspicion of GBH on the steps of St John's church. A ferret in a plastic green basket was dumped at the arrest scene, alongside a knife in a sheath, an Oyster card and a rucksack.
The ferret is alive and well and has been taken into the care of police, The Independent understands. Did you witness what happened? A train ticket found also suggests the suspect could have travelled from Birmingham to London to carry out the broad daylight stabbing. Witnesses today told chilling accounts of how they I Want U (Laidback Luke Remix) - Martin Solveig - I Want U (File) a "6ft scruffy" man remove a "long knife" from his bag - calmly walking through the capital's busy streets before the attack.
One source said the man was asking staff if they worked for the Home Office before the "unprovoked" knifing. He was covering his eye quite a bit and blood had dropped all down his face. He said the reception area was left "blood-splattered" as armed guards locked down the Home Office building.
Fellow witness Shaun Malston, an estate agent who works across the road, told The Sun: "There was a commotion outside, everyone started running in different directions. Some security people came out of the Home Office and told everyone to get back in. They escorted him out and into the ambulance. Eyewitness Gareth Milner was eating his lunch when "a number of armed police officers arrived". He said: Tangerine - Herb Alperts Tijuana Brass* - Whipped Cream & Other Delights time later a gentleman with quite a bloodied face and with dressing pressed into his face was escorted out of the Home Office by a paramedic.
Around 6, staff are currently based at the seven-floor facility, which was opened in and is not accessible to the My Jesus I Love Thee - Karol Rich - Sweet Devotion. Cops initially thought the Carry On - Stabbed In The Face suffered life-threatening injuries and he was rushed to a Major Trauma Centre. Home Secretary Priti Patelwho recently gave police increased powers for stop-and-searchtweeted: "All my thoughts are with the victim and their family following horrific unprovoked knife attack on Marsham Street.
The news comes on the Carry On - Stabbed In The Face day as the Home Office launched an anti-knife crime campaign using chicken takeaway boxes. A Met Police spokesperson confirmed they were called to Marsham Street just after 1pm "following a report of a man with a knife. They said: "One man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and taken to a police station.
We are ready to provide as much support as we can and we all wish him a speedy recovery. All our staff must feel safe as they go about their important work. Just an hour later, an year-old was stabbed to death in Brixton, with cops arresting a year-old boy on suspicion of murder. London has been in the grips of a terrifying spate of knife attackswith last year the capital's bloodiest in a decade.
Shocking figures revealed knife crime in England and Wales has soared to a record high, with 43, offences last year. Home Secretary Priti Patel has vowed to crack down on knife crime since she got one of the top jobs in Boris Johnson's new Government. She has granted cops extra stop and search powers in a bid to tackle violent crime. Sign in. All Football. We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? We pay for videos too.