Two police officers were seriously injured by a knife-wielding assailant who also attacked an emergency worker in central London on Friday, according to reports.
The incident unfolded at around 6:00 a.m. in the capital city just days ahead of the funeral for Queen Elizabeth, which is expected to attract one of the largest gatherings of world leaders and dignitaries in the history of England.
Officers on patrol near Leicester Square were alerted about a man carrying a knife.
When the suspect was confronted, he stabbed two cops – one male and one female.
“During the arrest, Taser was discharged and the man, believed aged in his 20s, was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assaulting an emergency services worker – he was taken to hospital as a precaution and has since been discharged into police custody,” Metropolitan Police explained in a statement.
Authorities immediately declared the attack is not likely “terror related.”
The male officer was stabbed three times in the neck and once in the chest, while the female may have suffered “life changing” injuries to her arm, according to Sky News.
Few additional details are available at the time of this writing.
‘Knife crime’ has become an increasingly serious problem in London in recent years, as Infowars Europe has regularly reported.
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