Knife stabs police officer who ‘lucky to walk away with minor injuries’ after attacker is killed
- A Met policeman was stabbed by a man in Harefield, Hillingdon on August 23
- The officer was judged “brave” and “lucky to come away with minor injuries”
- Hillingdon Police have confirmed officers were witnessing a disturbance at the address
- The 34-year-old suspect remains in custody after being hit by Taser and arrested
A policeman was stabbed while attempting to detain a man and was “fortunate enough to walk away with minor injuries,” police said.
Metropolitan Police were called to an address near Dovedale, Harefield, shortly before 3 a.m. on August 23 following reports of a disturbance.
Officers attended the scene and could hear a disturbance coming from inside the property.
The man who opened the door was armed with a knife and began to threaten the police.
A Metropolitan Police officer was stabbed in the arm at an address near Dovedale (above) in Harefield, Hillingdon on August 23 and was ‘lucky to walk away with minor injuries’.
In a statement, Hillingdon Police said the 34-year-old then stabbed a London policeman in the arm.
Taser was deployed on the man and he was detained by police.
The injured policeman was taken to hospital, where he was seen and his stab wound was treated.
It was confirmed that his injuries were not fatal.
The 34-year-old was arrested for assaulting an emergency services worker, causing a grievance and a fight.
Taser was deployed to the 34-year-old suspect, who was arrested and remains in custody. The injured officer was rushed to hospital with a non-life threatening stab wound (file photo)
T / DCI Thomas Bowen, of the Met Western Area Base Command Unit, said: “These officers were courageous and extremely fortunate to have been able to escape this incident with minimal injury.
“This is an example of the dangers our officers face while playing their role as police officers.
We wish the officer a speedy recovery.
The suspect is currently in custody.