LONDON — London’s police drive says two officers have been hospitalized after being stabbed in central London early Friday. It says the assault is just not being handled as terrorism.
The Metropolitan Police drive says officers “encountered a man with a knife” within the Leicester Sq. space, a busy vacationer hub, at a spherical 6 a.m. (0500GMT).
The drive says each officers are within the hospital and it’s awaiting updates on their situations.
A person was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily hurt and assaulting an emergency employee. He’s additionally within the hospital. Police say a Taser was used in the course of the arrest.
Police say they’re investigating the circumstances across the incident. It comes as London is flooded with mourners for Queen Elizabeth II’s lying-in-state, however the stabbing didn’t happen close to any commemorative websites.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan referred to as the assault “utterly appalling.”
“These brave officers were doing their duty and assisting the public at this momentous time for our country,” he stated. “My thoughts and prayers are with them, their loved ones and police colleagues following this disgraceful attack.”