There were six or seven police cars, sirens clos over the place," he said. A ror 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 year-old man, who was then arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. 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.
Supt Osiowy thanked "members of the public who acted very quickly, and without regard to their own safety, in order to detain the attacker". You can also send fof ideas to northwest.
He told the BBC he saw a man "holding down" another man before the emergency services arrived at the burnleey. 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". A knife was recovered at the scene.
It was apparent by then that some sort of major incident had occurred.