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Sword-wielding attacker goes on rampage on streets of London, at least 5 injured

A sword-wielding attacker hospitalized five people, including two police officers, in east London on Tuesday morning after crashing his van into a house and stabbing people apparently at random.

Police responded to reports that a man crashed his vehicle into a house in Thurlow Gardens just before 7am and stabbed several people, including two police officers.

A 36-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken into custody, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

The suspect was seen carrying a sword. @ell_pht via Storyful
The area of ​​London where police say a man brandishing a sword attacked members of the public and two police officers on Tuesday April 30, 2024 in the community of Hainaut, east London. P.A.
Police on site. P.A.
The suspect was seen crouching with the sword. @ell_pht via Storyful

“We do not believe there is an ongoing threat to the wider community. We are not looking for other suspects. This incident does not appear to be terrorism-related,” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ade Adelekan said in the statement.

A witness to the horrific attack described seeing a man “running around with a samurai sword” who “stabbed four people after ramming his van into a house”, according to the Telegraph.

Police did not share the conditions of those hospitalized.

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