UK Police to Deploy More Officers in London Underground After Knife Attack

UK Police to Deploy More Officers in London Underground After Knife Attack © REUTERS/ Neil Hall

21:11 06.12.2015(updated 21:17 06.12.2015) Get short URL
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The British Transport Police (BTP) introduce a strengthened regime of patrolling in London Underground and at the railway stations after a man holding a machete attacked passengers in the UK capital’s east, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Newton said Sunday.

LONDON (Sputnik) – “Following the incident last night, we are now deploying still more officers in this role. They involve both uniformed and plain-clothed officers, supported by other resources, such as armed officers, police dogs, a network of CCTV cameras, and the thousands of rail staff we work alongside,” Newton said in a statement on the BTP website.

The attacker, believed to be 29, shouted “This is for Syria” at Leytonstone underground station before rushing to by-passers with a machete on Saturday.

The suspect, who injured at least 3 people in the stabbing attack, was later arrested by police.

Police are still investigating whether the incident was “an Islamist attack.”

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