LONDON, England – A man was arrested at Heathrow Airport after another man suffered cuts to his face and body on a platform at Finsbury Park station.
Police boarded a tube train at the north London station following reports a man had suffered multiple injuries and was “covered in blood”.
A 63-year-old was taken to hospital with multiple injuries, but his wounds were not thought to be life-threatening.
Officers also boarded a Victoria line train at King’s Cross and it was understood many of the passengers were searched.
The attacker was believed to be carrying some sort of bladed weapon and armed police began a search for the suspect on the underground.
British Transport Police said a man was arrested at Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3 underground station on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
And detectives will be speaking to the man in due course.
The Victoria line was suspended in both directions for around 15 minutes.
It has since reopened but is severely delayed, a Transport for London spokesman said.
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “The assault occurred on the southbound Victoria line platform shortly before 1.45pm.
“A 63-year-old man was taken to hospital with cuts to his body and face. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
“Armed BTP officers searching for a possible suspect met a southbound Victoria line train at King’s Cross St Pancras Underground station at approximately 3pm.”
One passenger – Liam O’Hare – described seeing a man “covered in blood”.