Police officers have rushed to the Paddington area of London after it was reported that an officer was attacked by a man who was shouting ‘Allahu Akbar.’
A video taken at the scene shows an individual being restrained by a number of police officers.
According to the Daily Star, he was was also initially heard to be screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ before further backup arrived to bring the situation under control.
The Twitter user who posted the video of the man being detained wrote: “Just witnessed a Man trying to attack an officer at Paddington Station.”
Another Twitter user said: “The police had the situation under control very quickly.”
According to a report in The Express: A video taken at the scene shows officers restraining a man on the ground.
The topless man is shown being pinned by three officers in the middle of a busy road.
A crowd of people watch on as the man before the struggling man is led away by police.
An earlier video shows the man taunting an officer, grabbing a passer-by’s suitcase and running about the London Street exit.
The news will only increase tension in the capital as this attack happened just hours after a van drove into a group of Muslims outside a mosque in Finsbury Park.
It is not yet known if this attack is genuinely terror-related or if it is merely someone trying to create that impression. Police work at the scene is ongoing.
This is a developing story and more information will be made available as and when it is made public.