22:43 GMT08 March 2021
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    The British Transport Police (BTP) introduce a strengthened regime of patrolling in London Underground and at the railway stations after a man holding a machete attacked passengers in the UK capital’s east, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Newton said Sunday.

    LONDON (Sputnik) – "Following the incident last night, we are now deploying still more officers in this role. They involve both uniformed and plain-clothed officers, supported by other resources, such as armed officers, police dogs, a network of CCTV cameras, and the thousands of rail staff we work alongside," Newton said in a statement on the BTP website.

    The attacker, believed to be 29, shouted "This is for Syria" at Leytonstone underground station before rushing to by-passers with a machete on Saturday.

    The suspect, who injured at least 3 people in the stabbing attack, was later arrested by police.

    Police are still investigating whether the incident was "an Islamist attack."


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