A 40-year-old-man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following a stabbing of three people at two health centres in Tower Hamlets on Wednesday morning.
The officers, including specialist firearms officers, attended and found three people suffering from stab injuries. A A 24-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were found at Tredegar Practice and a third victim, a 77-year-old woman, was found at St Stephen’s Health Centre.
The victims were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service, their injuries have been deemed non-life-threatening, however they remain in hospital.
A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service said: “We sent an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic, two ambulance crews and two single responders in cars to the scene. We also dispatched a response car from London’s Air Ambulance.
“We treated four people at the scene. We took three of the four to a major trauma centre as a priority and one to hospital.”
Another woman made her own way to hospital with a minor injury and was later discharged.
The man arrested is currently in custody at an east London police station, having been treated for a minor injury at hospital.
Balvinder Kullar, the practice manager at St Stephen’s practice said all staff were safe and described the emergency service response as “brilliant”.
Cordons remain in place whilst inquiries continue however the police are not viewing this incident as terror related.
The Metropolitan Police urged any witnesses to get in touch, adding: “Officers are also appealing for anyone who may have been injured but has not yet made themselves known to police or the medical services to contact the police as soon as possible.
“Officers want to ensure that all those affected, or who witnessed the incident, are identified.”
People should call 101 and quote CAD 2472/19Dec or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with information.