POLICE officer injured after being slashed by a machete-wielding man in Forest Gate area of east London

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.”

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His condition is not fatal.

Officers are on the scene attempting to speak with the man.

Currently, the incident is ongoing.

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