London incident: A man has been stabbed and mortally wounded in front of the British Home Office. Scotland Yard arrested a suspect.
In a knife attack in front of the British Home Office, a man has been injured. A suspect was arrested after the attack, the London police said on Thursday. The background of the incident was initially unclear.
Update | Inquiries are ongoing in the exact circumstances of the incident.
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The police cordoned off the area around the crime scene in the heart of the British capital. After she had first declared that the victim was in mortal danger, she later spoke only of an injury. The man was hospitalized.
The number of knife attacks in England and Wales had risen by eight percentage points to more than 43,500 between July 2018 and July this year. Only on Wednesday, the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson had announced an unrelenting action against the "plague" of the knife violence at an online question time.