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Man stabs Tube worker in the face in station booking hall in London

By Lizzie Dearden

A Tube worker has been stabbed in the face in an attack at a London Underground station.

Police said the victim, in his 30s, was in the booking hall at Lancaster Gate when he was attacked at around 10.40am on Friday. The 40-year-old suspect was arrested at the scene.

Paramedics have taken the stabbed man to hospital but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The station, which is on the Central Line, was closed and will remain shut until police finish gathering evidence.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “Our officers were called to the booking hall at Lancaster Gate London Underground station at 10.40am on Friday, 23 January. A member of station staff had been stabbed in the face.

“Colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service and London Ambulance Service also attended. A 40-year-old man was arrested at the station, and the member of staff has been taken to hospital.

“The station is closed while investigations continue.”

Source: Independent

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