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Man with Samurai-type-sword goes on a stabbing spree in London



London: At least five people, including two police officers, were stabbed by a 36-year-old sword-wielding man on Tuesday in a “serious incident” near an east London Tube station, the Metropolitan Police said.

The attacker was later arrested, the police said, adding that the incident did not “appear to be terror-related.”

At least five people including two police officers were stabbed, with updates on their condition awaited.

The police and emergency services said they were called just before 7 am local time to reports of a vehicle being driven into a house at Thurlow Gardens in east London. Video footage on social media shows the bearded suspect walking around bushes with a large bladed sword after he smashed the vehicle into a home.

A video footage on social media shows the bearded man walking with the sword near homes in the Hainault area of London.

“We do not believe there is any ongoing threat to the wider community. We are not looking for more suspects. This incident does not appear to be terror-related,” the police said.

“My thoughts are with those who have been affected,” he said. PTI

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