Weltnachrichten – UK – Huge police presence as three were stabbed to death and others injured in « major disturbance »


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Queen Street, one of the main streets in the city center, has been taped off by the police. Officials said they were investigating « a major disruption » on Saturday night

Three people were stabbed to death and three others were injured after a « major disruption » was reported in Cardiff.

There was a huge police presence in the Welsh city on Saturday night, with people sharing photos and footage from the scene on social media.

Queen Street, one of the main streets in the city center, was cordoned off as officers while officers stayed on the scene.

Police in South Wales said six people were taken to or presented to hospital.

Police said in a statement: « We are investigating a major incident that occurred in Cardiff city center on Saturday night.

« Six people were subsequently brought to or presented to the University Hospital of Wales with various injuries.

« One person sustained head injuries and is still in severe condition, while three other people are believed to have suffered stab wounds.

An eyewitness shared a video on Twitter showing a row of police cars and ambulances.

Another passerby said there were about « 50 emergency vehicles » on the road, Wales Online reports.

Eyewitness Sophie Zermatten, 27, said: “I heard a lot of police sirens, so I looked for the sound.

« There was a large area next to the cordoned off Capitol Shopping Center and another area nearby. “

« It looked like the incident was over by the time I got there, but it was clear that because of the sheer number of cops involved, something big or serious had happened. « 

A 20-year-old from Fairwater was in the Ernest Willows Pub on City Road when the police arrived.

The man, who only wanted to be known by his first name Ryan, said, “I was with my friends (in the pub) and suddenly we were told to leave.

« We heard a bartender / waiter say he heard (something like) fireworks and we all had to leave immediately.

« I didn’t hear anything myself, but when I left the pub on the street it was blocked at the end of Newport Road.

“In front of the bar there were police cars and officers standing on the street. I asked an officer what happened – but was told they couldn’t tell me. ”

Masters student Elizabeth Winter, 25, was walking downtown when she saw a large police presence at the top of the city street.

She said, “A group of young men yelled at the police. There were about four or five officers who called back.

« I heard someone say someone was ‘cheffed’ – street jargon for a stab. ”

Another picture from Cardiff city center shows an area of ​​Windsor Place cordoned off by the police.

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