The police have arrested a man with a sword in Hainault, east of London, after several people were attacked and injured, the Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday.

The force said it was called just before 7:00 am (0600 GMT) after a vehicle drove into a house and reports that “people have been stabbed”.

The report said the 36-year-old man was arrested at the scene and he is in custody, police said, adding that the incident has not been treated as terror related.

London Ambulance Service said its teams treated five people and took them all to hospital. There was no immediate word on their condition.

The Met, which secures an area of 620 square miles (1,605 square kilometres) of Greater London, said a 36-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ade Adelekan said: “This incident does not appear to be terror-related.”

Video footage and photographs posted on social media appeared to show a man on the streets near houses with what looked to be a Samurai-type sword.

April 30, 2024

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