UK police declare teen stabbing attack ‘far-right terrorist incident'
Despite the investigation only beginning, it is clear that the incident bears “hallmarks of a terror event, inspired by the far right,” Neil Basu, head of the UK's counter-terrorism police, said in a statement.
“Police are committed to tackling all forms of toxic extremist ideology, which has the potential to threaten public safety and security,” Basu vowed.
The 50-year-old suspect was arrested on Saturday on charges of attempted murder and racially aggravated public order offenses.Also on rt.com Sickening, broad daylight Bradford attack sparks police probe (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
The perpetrator attacked a teenager with a knife and a baseball bat at a carpark of a local mall. He shouted racial abuse and asked if the 19-year-old if he wanted to die before stabbing him, a witness told local media.
The young man, who was in the driver’s seat of a car, managed to block the attack with his hand to escape with non-life-threatening injuries. He swiftly started his car and drove away, but still required hospitalization.
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