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    Counter Terror Police Launch Probe Following Knife Attack in Barnsley - Reports

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    A woman, reportedly armed with a knife, wounded a person in Barnsley town center early in the morning on Saturday and has been arrested at a bus station.

    "There is a high visibility police presence in Barnsley town centre this morning responding to a serious incident. More information will follow. Public are asked to be vigilant and report any concerns to 101," South Yorkshire police said. 

    The attacker has been arrested and is now in custody, one person has been injured, according to South Yorkshire police.

    The Counter Terrorism Policing detectives have joined the investigation.

    Social media users have written numerous posts related to the incident.

    According to unconfirmed reports, two more attackers armed with knives are on the run.

    A witness posted on Twitter that the woman was holding a "large knife" and was "trying to stab everyone near traders' stalls and shouting in Arabic."

    The local shops and market are now fully functioning. 


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