UK police treat Manchester New Year’s Eve stabbing attack as ‘terrorist investigation

Tuesday - 01/01/2019 12:09
Police cars are parked outside Manchester Victoria Station. January 1, 2019 © Paul Ellis / AFP
Police cars are parked outside Manchester Victoria Station. January 1, 2019 © Paul Ellis / AFP
The stabbing spree which occurred in Manchester, England on New Year’s Eve is being investigated as terror-related, police said. The attack left three people injured, including a police officer, and the suspect was detained.
“We are treating this as a terrorist investigation,” Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Ian Hopkins told reporters on Tuesday.

Police are continuing their efforts to identify the man apprehended after the attack and are currently searching an address in the city’s Cheetham Hill area where the suspect is believed to have been living recently. 

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