A man was stabbed near British government offices in central London on Thursday, police said, adding the incident was not thought to be terrorism-related.
Police said they were called to Marsham Street where the Home Office (interior ministry) is located after a report of a man armed with a knife.
They found a man with knife injuries which they initially said were life-threatening. A subsequent statement later clarified that the victim’s life was not in danger. Another man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma center,” London Ambulance Service said in a statement.
A Reuters photographer saw a man with facial injuries and blood on his front being led from the Home Office building.
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“All my thoughts are with the victim and their family following horrific unprovoked knife attack on Marsham Street,” Home Secretary (interior minister) Priti Patel said on Twitter.
A police spokeswoman said it was too early to say whether the incident was linked to the Home Office but there was no suggestion it was terrorism-related.
“Enquiries are ongoing into the exact circumstances of the incident,” police said in a statement.