A 27-year-old man has been arrested by the police after a man was stabbed to death and seven others injured during a series of apparently random knife attacks in the British city of Birmingham.
Report states that the arrest occurred at 4am in Selly Oak, in the southwest of the city, more than a day after the attacks started in the city centre.
Witnesses made it known that the attacker roamed about the city attacking the victims after 12.30am on Sunday.
Birmingham Police Commander Steve Graham said, “Officers worked through yesterday and into the early hours of this morning in a bid to trace the man we believe responsible for these terrible crimes.
“One line of enquiry ultimately led us to an address in the Selly Oak area this morning where a man was arrested. Clearly this is a crucial development but our investigation continues.”
Meanwhile Khalid Mahmood, an opposition MP in the city, said the man had two hours to run around the city despite the “huge amount” of security cameras in place.
“Where was the monitoring? Both the public and police were put at further risk. There is a person dead. How was this man able to go on a two-hour spate?”
A 23-year-old man was killed along the three-kilometer route taken by the suspect, while a man and woman, aged 19 and 32 respectively remained critically ill in hospital after being stabbed. Other victims of the incident are five people between the age range of 23 and 33 but are less seriously hurt.
Footage of the suspect was later released on Sunday showing by the police and it revealed a black man wearing a hoody; a man was later arrested early on Monday.
He was being held on suspicion of murder and seven counts of attempted murder.
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