A man has been stabbed outside The British Museum this morning.
The victim has reportedly been rushed to hospital after the attack.
Police say another man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous body harm.
Tourists were evacuated from the world-famous attraction in central London following the incident.
People are thought to have been ushered out just minutes after entering the museum in Great Russell Street.
Emergency services are at the scene.
Several bystanders have reported that the attack happened as they waited to enter building.
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Pictures show multiple police vehicles in attendance with crowds of people gathered outside.
A police tent has also been erected.
Keira Reene, a reporter for The Financial Times, said: ‘Was just waiting in line to enter…
‘Being told by police that it’s a large crime scene and that the museum will be closed until tomorrow.’
The incident is understood to now be under control.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said on Twitter: ‘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.’
Eyewitness Hank Floyd said 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.’
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