British Museum stabbing as knife attack victim rushed to hospital

A stabbing broke out at the British Museum this morning with officers from the Metropolitan Police present.

Officials were called to the world famous tourist attraction this morning and the incident has now been brought under control.

A man was treated at the scene for a stab wound to his arm and was taken to hospital by London Ambulance. His condition is currently being assessed.

Visitors were evacuated while the victim was taken to hospital

(Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire)

Met Police said a man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault after the incident.

A statement released on social media said: “Following an isolated incident at the intersection of Russell Street and Museum St around 10am, a man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH – one man has been taken to hospital with a stab wound.”

“No outstanding danger to the public.”

They also confirmed that the stabbing was an isolated incident and not classified as a terrorist incident.

The intersection of Great Russell Street and Museum Street is near the entrance of the famous museum in central London.

Visitors were reportedly being evacuated from the museum, while Financial Times journalist Keira Renee tweeted: “I was just waiting in line to enter. The police informed her that it was a large crime scene and that the museum would be closed until tomorrow.”

The Independent has contacted the Met Police for more information.

Anyone with information or footage that may assist the police investigation is asked to contact police on 101 on CADF 2184/08AUG or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Russell Falcon

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