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Armed Police Storm Sony London Offices After Stabbing

Armed Police Storm Sony London Offices After Stabbing

Armed Police have swarmed on Sony's head offices in London after two people were stabbed in the building

According to reports, staff evacuated the building while some hid under tables during the alleged knife attack.

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Police have confirmed that two people were injured during the incident and reports claim witnesses saw a person armed with a machete inside the building.

Pictures from the scene of the incident have been shared on social media and show several police cars outside the building in Kensington, West London - just around the corner from Kensington Palace, the official residence of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Met Police has confirmed that two people were injured during the attack and one person has been arrested.

Reports from the scene claim the incident involved two kitchen staff employed in the building.

Eye witnesses have told reporters a fight broke out between the two, which ended with one being stabbed by the other with a large kitchen knife and there was 'blood everywhere'.

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It is understood the building has been totally evacuated and put on lock down.

One Sony worker told MailOnline: 'We just heard screaming in the canteen. Then we ran for the fire exit.'

Videos have been shared, which allegedly show one person being taken to an ambulance by paramedics, while another shows the alleged attacker handcuffed and escorted away by police.

One alleged eyewitness wrote on Twitter: "Just seen the Sony offices emptied. Workers running down the street. A man being tackled to the ground".

In a statement on Twitter, the Met Police said: "Police were called at approximately 1100hrs on Friday, 2 November to reports of an incident on Derry Street, W8.

"Officers, including firearms officers, and London Ambulance Service are in attendance.

"Evacuations have taken place as a precaution.

"Two people have suffered stab injuries - we await an update on their condition.

"One person has been arrested. No evidence of any firearms involved in this incident. It is not being treated as terror related.

"Officers remain on scene and the incident remains ongoing."





A London Ambulance Service spokesman told the MailOnline: 'We were called at 11:01 today to Derry Street, W8, to reports of an incident.

'We sent an incident response officer, two single responders in cars and two ambulance crews to the scene.

'We treated two people at the scene. We took one to hospital and one to a major trauma centre."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: News

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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