Reports are coming in of a stabbing attack at the Oval Station in London with possible casualties though this has not yet been confirmed. The stabbing comes after Sunday night’s terrorist attack that saw a driver plow his car into a crowd of worshippers leaving East London Mosque. The last few weeks also saw the tragic London Bridge attack and the London tower fire.
UPDATE #2: A 14-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital, after he was found stabbed in the grounds of a church near Oval station, in south east London. Police officers were called shortly after 4:00 P.M. local time, according to Metro. A Met Police spokesperson confirmed the incident was not being treated as “terror-related.” They added:
“Police were called on Monday, 19 June at around 16:05 hours to a report of a male injured inside the grounds of church in Kennington Park Road, SE11. Officers attended and found a 14-year-old male suffering from a stab injury. The London Ambulance Service were called and he was taken to a south London hospital. We await an update on his condition. Officers remain on scene and there is a significant policing presence in the area. No arrests and enquiries are ongoing.”
UPDATE: Counter reports are emerging online suggesting the Oval Station stabbing may either be a hoax or falsely reported. Some are saying that the above video was taken at Paddington Station during an incident earlier Monday in which no one was injured.
Details are scarce at this time but reports of a stabbing at Oval Station in London are emerging. It is unclear if the attack is related to Sunday night’s attack at the East London Mosque that left one dead and 10 injured. It is also unknown if this stabbing is terror-related.
Police are on the seen investigating and witnesses say they heard shouting before authorities arrived. Injuries and/or casualties are being reported as a handful of emergency crews respond.
Oval Tube Station
The Oval Tube Station is a London Underground station in Kennington of the London Borough of Lambeth. It is on the Northern line between Stockwell and Kennington stations and is in Travelcard Zone 2. It opened on December 18, 1890 as part of the City & South London Railway. It is named after The Oval cricket ground, which it serves.
In November of 1923 it was closed for rebuilding construction. It reopened in December 1924 and serves around 6 million people per year.
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