A police officer is recovering from wounds sustained while confronting a suspect armed with a machete in London yesterday, according to reports.
The incident unfolded at around noon on Sunday in Forest Gate, a district in the borough of Newham in East London.
Authorities say they were alerted about an armed man "suffering a mental health crisis" at a residence on Skelton Road.
Upon arrival, officers encountered a male suspect brandishing a large blade and suffering from a neck wound that is believed to have been self-inflicted.
"One officer received a slash injury to his arm and was taken to hospital. He has been discharged following treatment," Metropolitan Police explained in a statement.
Some residents were rescued from the building by the London Fire Brigade during a standoff.
Shortly after 7 p.m., Met Police "arrested the 31-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder of the police officer," they said.
"He's... not a naughty boy, none of that stuff. He's really nice and a religious guy, a load of people give him respect," one person claiming to be a relative of the suspect told The Telegraph. "We're just shocked."
In 2016, the Independent described the borough of Newham as a "hub for migration" where white Brits are a minority.
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