Northern Ireland

Two injured in Belfast Metropolitan College stabbing

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Media captionEyewitnesses said the scene was 'complete pandemonium'

Two people are in hospital after a stabbing at Belfast Metropolitan College's Millfield campus.

A 26-year-old man is in a serious but stable condition, another who was detained at the scene is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident happened in a bathroom at the campus. A 21-year-old man has been arrested.

The college could not confirm if those involved in the attack were students.

Student Peter Lavery said: "The cubicle opened, and the door came open really fast, you could see the guy on the floor, lying there, blood coming out of what seemed like his neck, because it seemed darker round that area.

"Then the guy who had the knife came running out towards us - I only saw a small type of knife - he came running out with blood all over his hands, so we just ran out of the toilets.

"It was probably one of the scariest things I've ever seen."

Another student, Cathy Gowdy, said: "My friend and I were coming out of our class this morning and, coming down the stairs, we noticed a lot of blood

"I just took it that it was maybe someone with a nosebleed, but when we got outside there was complete pandemonium

"There was security running everywhere and the police were running everywhere and there were two ambulances, and we just heard that someone had been stabbed."

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