The police inspection of Britain in a triple stabbing case at the railway station of Manchester on the eve of New Year which wounded three people is now being treated as a “ terrorist investigation”, according to the top officer of the city.
Counter-terrorism officials have imprisoned a man who stayed in police custody, and are finding an address where he currently lived in the northwestern English city, informed by the Chief Constable Ian Hopkins.
The suspicious individual frequently yelled, “ Allah” during what Hopkins called a “ horrific attack” on three people, including a police officer, at the Victoria station of Manchester on the evening of Monday.
He added that a woman and a man, both in their 50s, are still being handled in hospital after accepting “ serious injuries”, while the officer was also stabbed in the shoulder.
Hopkins told in a briefing, “We are treating this as a terrorist investigation which is being led by counter-terrorism officers with support from Greater Manchester police ”.
He said, “They were working through the night to piece together the details of what happened and to identify the man who was arrested ”, including that an address in the Cheetham Hill area of the city was being discovered.
Prime Minister Theresa May gave thanks to the emergency services for their “ courageous response”.
She posted on Twitter: “ My thoughts are with those who were injured in the suspected terrorist attack in Manchester last night. ”
No criminal group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which happened at around 8.50 pm while many merrymakers in the city would have been enjoying the New Year’s Eve celebration.