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Birmingham Stabbings Declared a ‘Major Incident’

The attacks happened in several locations across central Birmingham. The first stabbing was reported to the police shortly after midnight in the north of the city, and the others followed over the next few hours, ending in the “Gay Village,” an area known for its busy nightlife. The police said they believed that the stabbings were linked and that one man was responsible for the crimes.

“We are doing everything we can to trace the offender,” Mr. Graham said at a news conference.

The police declared the situation a “major incident,” a designation that describes any episode involving serious harm or a security risk to the public. A murder investigation has been opened.

They warned Birmingham residents that the attacker was still at large, and urged the public to be alert. Officers also made an appeal for photographs and video taken in the city center late Saturday or early Sunday.

“Our emergency services are working hard to find whoever is responsible and bring them to justice,” Britain’s home secretary, Priti Patel, said on Twitter.

The country’s foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, said it was “a very serious incident” and urged anyone in the area to “be vigilant.”

David Jamieson, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “We’re well used on a Friday and Saturday night to activity, but I think what is different is the randomness of this particular event.”

Source: NYT > World News

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