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01 Jan 2019 | 05:46 PM UTC

UK: Dec. 31 Manchester stabbing being treated as terrorist-related /update 1

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Police treating December 31 Manchester stabbing attack that wounded three as terrorist-related; Victoria station reopens January 1 after temporary closure

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/31/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Manchester

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The stabbing attack that took place at Victoria station in Manchester on the evening (local time) of Monday, December 31, is being treated as terrorist-related, according to local authorities. The suspect is in custody and police do not believe there to be any wider threat to the public. Victoria station reopened on January 1 after a temporary closure in the wake of the incident and normal train service has resumed. Three people, including one police officer, reportedly sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries in the knife attack.

Security operations related to the ongoing investigation are to be anticipated in Manchester in the near-term. Earlier on January 1, police reportedly raided a home in the Cheetham Hill area, where the suspect is believed to have resided. Transportation disruptions (e.g. road closures) are to be anticipated surrounding any further operations. 


Individuals in Manchester are advised to monitor the situation and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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