06:48 GMT19 January 2021
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    According to preliminary reports, the suspect, a 30-year-old man was arrested near the hospital an hour after attacking a male cleaner with a knife.

    British police have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing attack at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, which occurred around 8:30 a.m. (local time) on Sunday.

    "The hospital site was quickly secured while officers have been working with security staff to confirm that nobody else has been injured, and that staff and patients are safe", a police spokesman stated.
    ​​"Following immediate police searches and inquiries a 30-year-old man was arrested in nearby Wilson Avenue at 9:40 am on suspicion of attempted murder, and is currently in custody for interview and further inquiries".

    ​So far, the authorities do not consider the incident to be a terrorist attack. There is also no information about other possible perpetrators.

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