Man arrested after sword attack leaves teenager dead and several injured

April 30, 2024 by No Comments

A 36-year-old man was detained after allegedly murdering a 13-year-old boy and injuring four others with a sword in an incident Tuesday morning. The man, whose identity has not been released, was tasered and detained in a residential area near Hainault underground station, police said. The incident does not appear to be terror-related.Police were called just before 7 a.m. for reports of a vehicle being driven into a house in the Thurlow Gardens area, with reports of people stabbed. The suspect was arrested 22 minutes after the first call to police was received.”People will want to know what has happened and we will provide more information as soon as we can,” Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ade Adelekan Two members of the public remain in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said Tuesday. Two Met officers are in the hospital with stab wounds. Both require surgery due to significant, non-life threatening injuries. Video on British media showed a man in a yellow hoodie holding a long sword or knife walking near houses in the area.Witnesses say they heard police urging him to put down the weapon as they chased after him.Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the incident was “shocking,” adding: “Such violence has no place on our streets.”Transport for London said Hainault underground station was closed due to a police investigation in the area. what happened, and ask anyone with information to call them. They are not looking for additional suspects.