Police swoop on Paddington station as ‘armed man shouting Allahu Akbar tries to attack police officer’

The incident happened this lunchtime at Paddington Station when police were alerted to a man acting suspiciously.

Pictures quickly emerged of two police officers and a member of the public trying to restrain the man.

It is understood the man was armed with a knife, with a witness reporting that he was shouting “Allahu Akbar”.