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    On the same day a London underground station was rocked by an explosion of an IED, UK police have arrested a knife-wielding man near a railway station in Birmingham.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — UK police announced on Friday that a person armed with a knife was arrested during an operation near a railway station in the city of Birmingham in England’s West Midlands region.

    The man was arrested outside a HSBC bank near Birmingham New Street station, Birmingham Mail news outlet reported citing the British Transport Police spokesperson.

    "Officers were initially responding to a call regarding a concern for welfare outside the station, when a man was seen with a knife, he was subsequently arrested on possession of bladed article and has been taken to hospital. The incident is believed to be drug related," the spokesperson said as quoted by the media.

     A video has emerged on social media, showing the man lying on the ground while a police officer tased him. Attention: this footage is graphic.

    The incident comes the same day as an improvised explosive device detonated at the Parsons Green subway station in London. The explosion resulted in panic and a stampede in the morning rush hour; 22 people were hospitalized for non-dangerous wounds. The police are treating the incident as a "terrorist incident."


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