A man was carrying a knife around lunchtime at Paddington Station has aroused the police’s suspicion that they were alarmed that he may carry out an assault.
Social media was swarmed with pictures of two police officers and a member of the public attempting to restrain the man as soon as they arrested him.
Eyewitnesses have reported that they have seen the man carrying a weapon outside a busy central London station shouting “Allah Akbar”.
The man has purportedly tried to attack an officer, but the British Transport Police have taken control over the situation, which hindered further damages.
The suspect has reported having mental health issues.
A spokeswoman for the British Transportation Police said, “Officers were called to Paddington rail station following reports of a man acting suspiciously.
“The call came into police at 12:33 pm today (Monday).
“Officers attended the scene and one man has been arrested on suspicion of public order and for possessing an offensive weapon.
“The man has been taken to a place of safety.
“The incident is not being treated as terror related.”
A Twitter user who posted the footage of the man being detained wrote: “Just witnessed a Man trying to attack an officer at Paddington Station.”
Another Twitter user tweeted, “The police had the situation under control very quickly.”
There were speculations that the attack came as a response to the terror attack that was carried out near a mosque in north London in the early hours of this morning.
A man allegedly hit into Muslims in a van near Finsbury Park, leaving one person killed and 10 people injured and shouted: “I’m going to kill all Muslims”.
However, It is unclear whether the dead man was killed in the accident or he just flicked out.