Muslim Goes On Stabbing Spree During Advent At Marks & Spencer Store In Burnley - Two Women Hurt
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Burnley stabbing: Marks & Spencer worker and shopper hurt
The two women were hurt in the attack in the St James Street store in Burnley at 09:30 GMT, Lancashire Police said. A force spokesman said both were taken to hospital but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Supt Stasia Osiowy praised the "brave actions" of passers-by, who detained a 57-year-old man, who was then arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. She said the attack was "not being treated as a terrorism incident, but due to some comments made at the scene, counter-terrorism detectives will be leading on the investigation". Detectives were "keeping an open mind as to motivation", she said, but were "considering the mental health background" of the arrested man. Supt Osiowy thanked "members of the public who acted very quickly, and without regard to their own safety, in order to detain the attacker". "Without their brave actions, this incident, while serious, could have been so much worse," she said. The force spokesman said the two women, a staff member in her 40s and a customer in her 60s, had "thankfully" not been seriously injured. A knife was recovered at the scene. Source