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The station, which is on the Central Line, was closed for almost two hours while police gathered evidence.

The station, which is on the Central Line, was closed for almost two hours while police gathered evidence.

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The station, which is on the Central Line, was closed for almost two hours while police gathered evidence.

A Tube worker has been stabbed in the face in an attack at a London Underground station.

Police said the victim, in his 30s, was in the booking hall at Lancaster Gate when he was attacked at around 10.40am on Friday. The 40-year-old suspect was arrested at the scene.

Paramedics have taken the stabbed man to hospital but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

The station, which is on the Central Line, was closed for almost two hours while police gathered evidence.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “Our officers were called to the booking hall at Lancaster Gate London Underground station at 10.40am on Friday, 23 January. A member of station staff had been stabbed in the face.

“Colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service and London Ambulance Service also attended. A 40-year-old man was arrested at the station, and the member of staff has been taken to hospital.”

Independent News Service