British Museum knife attack as ‘victim stabbed and rushed to hospital’

Police swarmed the British Museum to deal with a stabbing this morning close to the British museum. Officers, who rushed to the world-famous attraction after the attack, have now arrested a man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

It is understood the situation is now under control.

There are reports on social media that police are “kicking out” people attending the museum. 

@Hank_Floyd wrote on Twitter: “Within ten minutes of entering, they are kicking us out. the @britishmuseum is closing due to police alert?? A man with a knife in the queue”

In a statement posted on social media, the Metropolitan Police said: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH following an isolated incident at the junction of Russell Street /Museum St approx 10am – a man was taken to hospital with a stab wound.

“No outstanding risk to the public.”

The junction of Great Russell Street and Museum Street is close to the entrance of the famous museum in central London.

Many people on social media reported that the museum had been evacuated.

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