Suicide watch on Tube killing suspect

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A man accused of stabbing a woman to death in a London Tube station remained under close guard in hospital yesterday after turning a knife on himself.

A man accused of stabbing a woman to death in a London Tube station remained under close guard in hospital yesterday after turning a knife on himself.

Commuters at Euston underground station could only look on in horror as the woman was stabbed in the chest during Friday's evening rush hour. She died on the platform despite the efforts of two doctors among the passengers.

The alleged killer tried to slit his own throat after the attack. He then stabbed himself in the chest but survived after emergency surgery and was under a police "suicide watch".

Two more men were also stabbed after trying to intervene as he escaped, one them sustaining serious injuries.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said that the terrifying sequence of events started at 6.20pm when a man and a woman alighted from a Northern Line train.

"We think there was an argument. We believe they got off the train and he stabbed her," he said.

The names of the alleged killer and the victim have not yet been released.