May 14th, 2010
12:09 PM ET

Member of U.K. parliament stabbed

U.K. parliament member Stephen Timms was stabbed, the Labour Party said.

A member of parliament in the United Kingdom, Stephen Timms of the Labour Party, has been stabbed, the party press office said Friday.

Timms was taken to a London hospital where his condition was described as "not life threatening," the press office said.

Police said a 21-year-old woman was taken into custody. Timms has represented West Ham since 1994.

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  1. Leroy Jenkins

    Great, now they're going to take our knives away like they did our guns!

    May 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Texas Pete

    Wouldn't have happened if your PM was carrying.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. James

    That is the wrong thing to say after an event like this.

    You should instead be offering messages of strength and support to Mr. Timms and his family.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. charles

    What do you expect from a knife-toting nation?

    May 14, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. wpo

    Take our knives away? If our hearts don't police our behavior, then something has to.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. John K

    Sensible knife control would have prevented this criminal act.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anne

    Matt, did you complete fourth grade?

    May 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Luke

    Texas Pete, think of all the murders in the UK that would have happened if people carried as carelessly as they do in the United States. Seriously, what a brutal comment. Man was stabbed and somehow you felt threatened enough to voice your opinion on gun control.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Iyov

    Your comments are extremely rude.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Strength and Support?

    Its not life threatening. Try correcting someone else James. No one would wish Mr. Timms ill.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Maddhorizon

    FIGHT for your guns UK!!!

    May 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tomas

    Teabaggers in the UK called redcoats? Just wondering...

    May 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Anne

    Tomas, you must still be in fourth grade with Matt

    May 14, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. plainfact

    Britian is the Afghanistan of Europe. They are aggressive, hostile and heartless. You see such things in the streets of Pakistan or Afghanistan.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Pot smoking bleeding heart moron

    Must have been someone upset with the new american health care bill.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
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