Manchester stabbing attack treated as terrorist investigation

Police confirmed on Tuesday (Jan 1st) that they are treating a stabbing attack which injured three people at Manchester’s Victoria train station as a terrorist investigation, and were searching an address in the Cheetham Hill area of the city, Reuters has reported.

Earlier on Tuesday police had said the investigation was led by counter-terrorist experts but they were “keeping an open mind”. 

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters that  "Police officers at Victoria Train Station responded to a man armed with a knife and swiftly detained him. The officers acted with incredible bravery in tackling the armed attacker at the busy Metrolink station and ensured he was immediately detained. He remains in custody here in Manchester.

"We are treating this as a terrorist investigation which is being led by counter terrorism officers with support from Greater Manchester Police. They were working throughout the night to piece together the details of what happened and to identify the man who was arrested".

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