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Man Screaming ‘This Is For Syria’ Attacks Commuter With Machete At London Tube Station

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A man with a ‘machete’ has been reported shouting ‘this is for Syria’ as he slashed a London commuter’s throat at a London tube station, witnesses claim.

Leytonstone Attack

The man was apparently stabbed in the ticket hall at Leytonstone station on Saturday evening. It is reported that police used a taser on the suspect as he threatened others with a knife, which some are reporting to have been a machete.

The victim – who is reported to be an “elderly” man with a younger female family member – is currently in serious condition after being rushed to hospital.

The video below, taken by a passerby, shows a large pool of blood on the floor of the tube station before police officers taser the man to the ground and restrain him.

WARNING: Graphic content below.

Grim scenes in London tonight. Stay safe peeps.


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