A knifeman has been arrested by police this evening following reports of a stabbing on the London Overground.
Witnesses claim at least one person has been knifed in an attack on an overground train at Hackney Central station in East London.
The service has been suspended between Highbury & Islington and Stratford following the incident this evening.
One witness said on Twitter: ‘Avoid Hackney Central. Some guy just pulled out a knife on my overground train and the staff are saying he stabbed someone. Absolutely terrifying.’
Passenger Bunmi Ogunleye wrote: ‘We were all terrified! The guy who got stabbed was running until he collapsed. Bleeding from the chest.’
Melanie Norton added: ‘Lots of people running out of Hackney Central saying there’s a man with a knife!’
Hazel Orton, wrote on Twitter: ‘Full on stampede on the train after a man was attacked on the train coming into Hackney Central, 5 feet away from where I was sitting, people dropped phones and bags, hope victim is OK.’
Joe Street wrote: ‘Avoid Hackney Central. Some guy just pulled out a knife on my overground train and the staff are saying he stabbed someone. Absolutely terrifying.’
British Transport Police has confirmed officers are dealing with an ongoing incident but would not comment further at this stage.
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