Two officers have been praised for their bravery after they safely detained a violent man throwing large knives at them in a residential street in Islington.
Police were called to Kingsdown Road with the junction Sussex Way, Islington, at approximately 18:10hrs on Thursday, 9 July, to reports of a disturbance.
Two officers from Islington borough attended and were approached by man who proceeded to throw a number of large knives at them.
He then assaulted the two officers – who are both male PCs aged 24 and 26.
The man was restrained by the two officers and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Supporting units then arrived on the scene and assisted with the arrest.
One officer sustained a minor head injury and another received injuries to his face and body.
The man is currently in custody at a north London police station.
The officers were taken to north hospital and are being treated for their injuries. The injuries are not thought to be serious
Enquiries continue. No other arrests have been made in connection with this incident. Road cordons are place.
Detective Chief Superintendent Catherine Roper, Borough Commander of Islington, said: “On Thursday evening, officers responded to an emergency call and were confronted by an extremely violent male. This male attempted to seriously assault the officers, including throwing knives at them in the street where other people were present. These officers displayed immense bravery and professionalism, and were able to detain the male without sustaining serious injury to him, other members of the public or themselves.”
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