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“Man Armed with Sword Arrested by UK Police in East London; Incident Leaves Five Hospitalized”

In a shocking incident in the east London community of Hainault, a man armed with a sword launched an attack on members of the public and two police officers on Tuesday, according to authorities.

The London Ambulance Service reported that emergency responders treated five individuals injured in the incident, transporting them to the hospital for further medical attention.

Despite the alarming nature of the attack, authorities have clarified that the incident is not being treated as terror-related.

The Metropolitan Police responded to reports early Tuesday morning of a vehicle being driven into a house on a residential street and multiple stabbings near the Hainault underground station.

At the scene, a 36-year-old man was apprehended by police. Video footage circulating in British media captured a man wearing a yellow hoodie wielding a long sword or knife near residential properties.

Witnesses recounted hearing police urging the suspect to disarm as they pursued him.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ade Adelekan acknowledged the terror experienced by those involved, expressing assurance that the police would provide further information as the investigation progresses.

Despite the alarming nature of the incident, authorities have indicated that there is no ongoing threat to the broader community, and they are not seeking additional suspects.

Transport for London confirmed the closure of Hainault underground station due to the ongoing police investigation in the area.

Author:- Apoorva Arora

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