A man was stabbed Thursday near the British government offices in downtown Londonpolice said, adding that the incident is not believed to be related to terrorism.

Police said they called them at Marsham Street, where the Ministry of Interior after a report of a man armed with a knife.

They found a man with wounds that initially said they were life threatening. A later statement clarified later that the victim's life I was not in danger. Another man was arrested in place on suspicion of causing serious bodily harm.

"We treated a man on the scene and took him to a trauma center," the London Ambulance Service said in a statement.

"All my thoughts are with the victim and his family after a horrible unprovoked knife attack on Marsham Street," Interior Secretary Priti Patel said on Twitter.

A police spokeswoman said it was too early to say if the incident was related to the Interior Ministry, but it was not suggested that it be related to terrorism.

"Investigations continue on the exact circumstances of the incident," police said in a statement.