Armed man arrested at London’s Paddington Station (VIDEO)
A man “possessing an offensive weapon” has been arrested outside Paddington train station in central London, officials report.
The suspected attacker, a shirtless man, was arrested “for public disorder and possessing an offensive weapon,” British Transport Police said.
Police Incident outside of Paddington station #Londonpic.twitter.com/Y6QObxIFp6— Ethan Campo (@ethan_campo) June 19, 2017
"The incident is not being treated as terror related," officials added.
The man was “trying to attack an officer… while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and other foreign words,” an apparent eyewitness, Gary Miller, said on Twitter, posting a video of the incident.
Just witnessed a Man trying to attack an officer at Paddington Station whilst shouting "Allahu Akbar" and other foreign words #LondonAttackpic.twitter.com/8aiDyac3lD— Gary Miller (@ElementMiller) June 19, 2017
Another video posted on Twitter shows the man, still dressed, taunting an officer before grabbing the suitcase of a passerby and then running backwards before the footage ends.
Ahhhh, London. pic.twitter.com/xWcDCF09QM— Steph (@sstephthefury) June 19, 2017
The man was then restrained by several police officers, before being “taken to a place of safety.”
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