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31/12/2018 22:34 GMT | Updated 01/01/2019 08:23 GMT

Manchester Victoria Station Incident: Three People Stabbed By 'Man Wielding Knife' On New Year's Eve

"I just heard this most blood curdling scream," said one witness.

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At least three people have been stabbed in a brutal knife attack at Manchester’s Victoria Station.

British Transport Police (BTP) confirmed three people, including a police officer, were injured in the stabbing.

The attacker has been arrested. Some services through the station were suspended, Greater Manchester Police said.

Sam Clack, a BBC producer, was on a platform at Manchester Victoria train station waiting for a tram when he witnessed the attack.

Clack, 38, said: “I just heard this most blood curdling scream and looked down the platform. What it looked like was a guy in his 60s with a woman of similar age and another guy all dressed in black.

“It looked like they were having a fight, but she was screaming in this blood curdling way. I saw police in high-viz come towards him. He came towards me.

“I looked down and saw he had a kitchen knife with a black handle with a good, 12-inch blade. It was just fear, pure fear.”

Clack, on his way to catch a tram home, said police officers used a Taser and pepper spray before “six or seven” officers jumped on him.

Clack, from Newcastle but working in Manchester for the BBC, said as the suspect was held down he said: “As long as you keep bombing other countries this sort of shit is going to keep happening.”

He said it looked like both the man in his 60s and the woman with him had been stabbed, but were both conscious and were walked to a waiting ambulance.

BTP said they were called at 8.52pm to reports of man with a knife who has been detained.

Two members of the public have been taken to hospital with knife injuries and a BTP officer is being treated for a knife wound to the shoulder.

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