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3 stabbed in London 'terrorist incident,' police say

A stabbing at a London Underground station is being treated as a "terrorist incident," the London police said Saturday.

The London police counter-terrorism command said in a statement that it is investigating the incident at Leytonstone Underground station in east London in which a man was threatening people with a knife about 7 p.m. One person was seriously injured and two others had minor injuries.

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One person was arrested. Police said a stun gun was used.

"We are treating this as a terrorist incident. I would urge the public to remain calm, but alert and vigilant," said Cmdr. Richard Walton, who leads the counter-terrorism unit. "The threat from terrorism remains at severe, which means that a terrorist attack is highly likely."

Police appealed to anyone near the attack who might have photos or video to contact police.

The stabbing comes only days after Britain's Parliament gave overwhelming approval to authorizing the military to conduct airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria.

Several British newspapers reported that witnesses to the incident said the man shouted, "This is for Syria," but police declined to comment on any reports.

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