The Met police have confirmed one officer has been rushed to hospital after being slashed with a machete during a stand off with a man in East London
Police have surrounded a street after an officer was attacked by a machete-wielding assailant.
Police were called to reports of a man with a machete suffering a mental health crisis in Forest Gate, east London.
An officer was injured on the arm and is being treated at our local hospital.
The street is blocked by a long line of police vans and cars, parked back to back.
A Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer told FOx3 Now: “At 11:50 on the 10th of April, police were called to an address in Skelton Road, E7, to respond to a report of a man with a machete suffering a mental health crisis.
“One officer received a slash wound to his arm and was taken to the hospital for treatment.”
His condition is not fatal.
Officers are on the scene attempting to speak with the man.
Currently, the incident is ongoing.