8/15, 2:47 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Stabbing reported near UK Home office

The United Kingdom Home Office headquarters has been cordoned off and put on lockdown on Thursday after a person was stabbed or slashed outside the department building, the Metropolitan Police said.

"Police called at 13:06 to Marsham Street, Westminster following a report of a man with a knife. Officers attended to find one man with knife injuries," the police said in a tweet. Authorities added that the London Ambulance Service is attending to the wounded man, while the assailant has been detained.

The Met Police noted they launched an inquiry into the incident.

Breaking the News / NP