First ‘revenge’ attack in London as man stabs several people shouting “This is for Syria!”

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Earlier this evening, a man wielding a knife stabbed several people, and slashed one person’s neck at London’s Leytonstone station shouting “This is for Syria”

Eyewitnesses claimed they could hear ‘this is for Syria’ and ‘all of your blood will be spilled’ during the terrifying attack.

Britain voted last week to join air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, and has begun flying such missions.

The attacker was tasered several times, and eventually subdued and taken into custody and the incident has now been handed over to the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command.


Head of Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism unit, Commander Richard Walton said; ‘We are treating this as a terrorist incident. I would urge the public to remain calm, but alert and vigilant.

‘The threat from terrorism remains at severe, which means that a terrorist attack is highly likely.

‘I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Leytonstone underground station earlier this evening at around 7pm who saw anything suspicious to call the anti-terror hotline on 0800 789 321.

‘Anyone who may have captured video or photographic footage of the incident is also urged to make contact with the Counter Terrorism Command via the Anti Terror hotline.’