Man Arrested Following Stabbing Outside The Home Office

15 August 2019, 13:35 | Updated: 15 August 2019, 16:55

An injured man is led away from the Home Office
An injured man is led away from the Home Office. Picture: Reuters

Emergency Services descended on the Home Office building in Marsham Street on Thursday afternoon after a man was stabbed, witnesses say he was stabbed in the street outside the building.

One man, 29, has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after the assault on Marsham Street in Westminster.

The injured man, aged in his 60s, went inside the building, which was put on lock-down, to get help following the assault at around 1pm on Thursday.

An image shared online showed a bloodied, topless man being helped by a police officer as well as someone from the ambulance service.

A witness who spoke to LBC's Lucy Hough said he saw somebody pull a knife out of his bag, the witness said a man walked up to a pair of girls, and then "sauntered off."

Speaking about the knife the witness said his thought was "there's a bloke there with a knife, be careful," after telling people nearby to move away.

The Home Secretary, Priti Patel tweeted: "All my thoughts are with the victim and their family following horrific unprovoked knife attack on Marsham Street."

LBC's Senior Reporter Matthew Thompson said he could see a trail of blood that "goes from the top of Marsham Street and you can follow it right down into the Home Office."

Armed Police cordon off the scene outside the Home Office
Armed Police cordon off the scene outside the Home Office. Picture: PA

The police said man's injuries are not life threatening. 

Officers detained the 29-year-old man, in Smith Square who was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and possession of CS spray.

Police have said the incident is not thought to be terrorism related.

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