Armed police have been pictured arresting a person after a horror assault on the Tube which left a sufferer with “the aspect of his head hanging off”.
The suspect was led out of Inexperienced Park station after police have been known as to reviews of a person attacking a passenger with a “foot-long machete”.
It occurred shortly earlier than 7pm final night time on the Jubilee Line within the capital.
A passenger in his 30s, who was amongst these trapped in a carriage with the attacker, mentioned he feared he could be “hacked to dying underground”.
The witness, who didn’t wish to be named, mentioned: “Unexpectedly there was an enormous commotion.
“A person stood in the midst of the carriage and brandished a foot-long black machete.
“Individuals began screaming, there was a stampede to the entrance carriage – individuals acquired trampled on and pushed into the plastic and stuff.”
The witness mentioned he moved into the following carriage away from the attacker, including that the sufferer had a wound on his head which he described as “a deep gash which means the aspect of his head was hanging off”.
He added that the motive force was unaware of something occurring for 10 minutes as a result of the intercom was not working, and passengers have been left defenceless on the shifting Tube because the attacker “taunted” them.
“The attacker went again down the prepare. We heard screaming however we do not know what occurred,” he mentioned.
“He then got here again and stood on the reverse finish of the carriage taunting us and making out he was going to interrupt down the door of the carriage.
“It was fully and completely terrifying. For about 10 minutes I genuinely thought I might be hacked to dying underground.
“Nonetheless, individuals confirmed compassion and take care of one another – individuals held different’s palms, and a teenage boy saved his mum from being trampled.”
The witness mentioned the Tube prepare finally stopped and armed police arrested the attacker, who didn’t resist them.
BTP mentioned a person has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily hurt, and that Inexperienced Park station has been closed.
Paramedics additionally attended the scene and took the sufferer to a close-by hospital.