Hainault attack: Sword-wielding man arrested near station after 'stabbing' multiple people and police officers

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Five people are being treated in hospital, the severity of their condition unknown, after police arrested a sword-wielding 36-year-old man who they said attacked members of the public and two officers.

The 36-year-old was alleged to have attacked members of the public and two police officers before eventually being arrested.

The Metropolitan Police were alerted to the incident shortly before 7am this morning.

Fire and rescue crews as well as a number of ambulances were also dispatched to the scene.

London Ambulance Service said they treated five people at the scene, and took all five to hospital.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: "I am absolutely devastated by the news from Hainault this morning.

"I remain in constant contact with the commissioner. A man has been arrested and the area secured.

"The police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident. There will be additional reassurance patrols in the area.

"The police officers and emergency services showed the best of our city - running towards danger to protect others and I thank them from the bottom of my heart."

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