January 1, 2019 / 12:03 PM / 5 months ago

Police treating Manchester stabbing attack as terrorist investigation

Police officers stand at the end of a tram platform following a stabbing at Victoria Station in Manchester, Britain, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

(Reuters) - Police confirmed on Tuesday they were treating a stabbing attack which injured three people at Manchester’s Victoria train station as a terrorist investigation, and were searching an address in the Cheetham Hill area of the city.

Earlier on Tuesday police had said the investigation was led by counter-terrorist experts but they were “keeping an open mind”.

“We are treating this as a terrorist investigation,” Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters.

Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary; Editing by Alison Williams

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