'Noxious substance' at London shopping mall injures six

Authorities responded to an apparent acid attack at the Stratford tube station in east London Saturday evening

Authorities responded to an apparent acid attack at the Stratford tube station in east London Saturday evening

Up to six people have been injured in an attack involving a "noxious substance", thought to be acid, near London's Stratford station.

It's believed six people were hurt in the incident around 8 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET), police said in a statement.

The incident is not being treated as terror-related, officials said. More information will be added as it comes to hand.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after the incident at the Stratford Centre, opposite Westfield, in east London.

The area has been cordoned off with London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade at presence.

"There were guys on the floor in agony with their friends all around them", said a witness. "We await further details", London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Video recorded near the scene on Saturday showed police officers and paramedics gathered around a prone victim, with screens erected to shield them from bystanders.

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