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  • An expert reviews the crime scene in Birmingham, UK, September 6, 2020.

    An expert reviews the crime scene in Birmingham, UK, September 6, 2020. | Photo: EFE

Published 6 September 2020
Opinion

Chief Superintendent Steve Graham assured that what happened in Birmingham is not related to terrorism.

At least one person Sunday died and seven were injured in a series of knife attacks in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

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A statement released by local authorities said that "One man died tragically; another man and a woman were seriously injured and five others were also injured, although their wounds are not believed to be life-threatening."

The Police is looking for a suspect in connection with the "random" knife attacks, which took place over a two-hour period. Chief Superintendent Steve Graham assured that what happened is not related to terrorism.

The police chief said it appeared to be a "random attack" and added that officers are still investigating the motive. However, there is no indication that it was a terrorist or gang-related act.

Last June, three people were killed in a similar knife incident in a park in Reading, west London, in what British authorities called a terrorist act.

The police received the first warnings around 00:30 local time and the events took place in a zone with a large number of bars and nightclubs, between the LGTBI area and Chinatown in Birmingham.

After the event, the police cordoned off the area in the center of the city, while emergency teams moved the injured to hospitals.

Birmingham Mayor Andy Street said that "the area is calm" and recommended the citizens to continue with their routines.

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