British Museum evacuated as man arrested over stabbing

The British Museum has been evacuated and a man has been arrested after a stabbing.

The Metropolitan Police said a man has been detained on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after a man was stabbed at around 10am on Tuesday directly outside the iconic London landmark, at the junction of Great Russell Street and Museum Street.

A man has been hospitalised in a major trauma centre with a stab wound to the arm, but his condition is not yet known.

The force said it was “an isolated incident and there is no outstanding risk to the public” and it is not being treated as terrorism-related, with a crime scene tent erected at the scene.

Keira Renee, 27, a journalist at the Financial Times, told The Telegraph: “I was at the scene, I heard that someone was stabbed and the ambulance was parked inside near the grass area and then rushed down the street, right by me, with a police following behind. A cop told me the museum is completely closed until tomorrow.”

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