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Man charged over stabbing incident outside UK interior ministry

LONDON (Reuters) - A man has been charged in connection with a stabbing that took place on Aug. 15 outside Britain's interior ministry in central London, the Metropolitan Police said on Monday.

Dominic Hornberger, a 29-year-old man from Birmingham in central England, faces charges of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a knife in a public place. Hornberger will appear at Southwark Crown Court on Sept. 13.

The police statement gave no information about the suspect's background or indication of a possible motive.

On the day of the incident, police had said the incident was not thought to be related to terrorism.

Responding to an emergency call, armed officers had arrived at Marsham Street to find a man in his 60s, with knife wounds, outside the Home Office, or interior ministry. Officers arrested a 29-year-old man nearby.

(Reporting by Estelle Shirbon, Editing by William Maclean)

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