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London Underground station worker stabbed in face

Lancaster Gate Station Image copyright Google
Image caption The station temporarily closed but reopened shortly after midday

A London Underground (LU) worker has been stabbed in the face in the ticket hall of a station.

The male customer service assistant, reported to be in his 30s, was attacked at around 10:40 GMT at Lancaster Gate station.

The injured man was taken to hospital. The station was temporarily closed while police attended but reopened shortly after midday.

British Transport Police said a 40-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

LU's chief operating officer Nick Brown said: "This was a horrible, unprovoked attack."

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