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UK police arrest man at station, say no terror link
June 19, 2017 / 12:45 PM / 4 months ago

UK police arrest man at station, say no terror link

LONDON, June 19 (Reuters) - Police said they arrested a man outside London’s Paddington Station on Monday but added that the incident was not terrorism-related, a few hours after a van ploughed into worshippers near a mosque in the British capital.

“Officers have arrested a man outside Paddington for public disorder and possessing an offensive weapon. The incident is not terror related,” British Transport Police said in a statement.

Video footage posted on Twitter showed officers restraining a shirtless man outside the station before taking him away.

Police have said the earlier attack at the mosque, which injured 10 people, appeared to be a terrorism incident which would make it the fourth such attack in three months in Britain. (Reporting by Kate Holton; Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Michael Holden)

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