Police Have Arrested a Man Following an Attack Outside the British Museum


London’s Metropolitan police have arrested a man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after another man was stabbed in the arm outside the British Museum.

The British Museum was immediately evacuated and closed to the public after the incident, which happened at around 10 a.m. on August 8. Ambulance crews took the victim to hospital, where he is currently being treated for the stab wound. 

The incident took place just outside the museum’s entrance, at the junction of Russell Street and Museum Street. The man with the knife may have been standing in the queue. 

An eyewitness told LBC that he believes the victim was a member of the public picked out at random. He claims to have seen a man with a “large knife appearing angry” and “talking to himself.” 

The police have said that “the scene may be in place for much of today.” It is not yet known when the museum will reopen to the public. 

The police believe the stabbing to have been an isolated incident, with no further risk to the public.


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