A security operation was launched in Barnsley (South Yorkshire) after a woman reportedly stabbed and wounded a man in the center of the town on the morning (local time) of Saturday, September 8. The knife-wielding assailant was arrested shortly after the incident and security cordons were placed in the vicinity of the attack; while the motive for the assault remains unclear as of Saturday evening, counterterrorism police have been called to assist in the associated investigation to ascertain if the incident was an isolated event and if the assailant was assisted by any accomplices.
Heightened security measures and lingering traffic disruptions are to be expected in the center of Barnsley in the coming hours.
Individuals in the Barnsley area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, report all suspicious objects and behavior to the police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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