Police have closed off part of Westfield shopping centre after a man in his 20s was stabbed. Eyewitnesses claimed one man pulled out a knife following an altercation with another shopper. Two men were reportedly seen running away from the scene on the ground floor. Police say the stabbing is not terror related but detectives from Hammersmith and Fulham are keeping “an open mind.”
UK Express(h/t Linda R) The Metropolitan Police said two men have been arrested in connection with the investigation. It’s unclear how old they are. (Are their names Mohammed?) A police spokesman said: “Officers retain an open mind as to the motive but this incident is not terror related.”
Police and paramedics were called at around 2pm and the victim was taken to hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Monir Angelo tweeted: “Someone just got stabbed in Westfield White City, broad daylight, apparently two guys ran out saying “we poked him up good.”
The stabbing comes just days after the Russell Square stabbing by SOMALI MUSLIM man which has seen police on high alert in the capital.