A 36-year-old man was arrested this Tuesday, April 30, in connection with a sword attack in which several people were allegedly stabbed near a tube station in the Hainault area of ​​east Londonreported the Metropolitan Police of the British capital.

According to a statement, the event, which according to the first indications is not of a terrorist nature, occurred shortly after 07:00 local time (06:00 GMT) when the authorities received calls to warn that a car had crashed into a house in the Thurlow Garden area.
The first information indicates that five people suffered stab wounds from the individualwho also attacked two police officers.

“Police and other emergency services are in Hainault, east London, to a serious incident in which a man with a sword has been detained,” the force said.

“At this time, we understand that the suspect attacked other citizens and two officers,” police added.

The body indicated that it is now waiting to know the medical report of the injured, whose severity is unknown.

A citizen video broadcast by the British media shows the alleged perpetrator of the attack, a bearded man wearing an ocher hooded sweatshirt, while walking with a large sword (Japanese katana style) in his hand.

“This must have been a terrifying incident for those involved. I know the community will be feeling shocked and alarmed,” Deputy Commissioner Ade Adelekan noted in the note.

The Met also rules out that there is “any threat” to the public as a result of this incident, while ensuring that it is not looking for more suspects and that What happened “does not seem to be related to terrorism.”

“Please follow the instructions of the police officers in the area. A man has been arrested,” the body says.

The British Minister of the Interior, James Cleverly, assured through the social network

“My thoughts are with those affected, and I thank the emergency services,” Cleverly posted.

Source: https://www.noticiascaracol.com/mundo/en-londres-sujeto-hiere-con-espada-a-varias-personas-cerca-de-estacion-de-metro-cb20

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