The man who was arrested by police after a horrific machete attack on a subway last night that left a victim with “half his head hanging” has been pictured.
British transport police were called to Bond Street and Green Park tube stations in central London last night to report stabbing, and the victim is in stable condition in hospital.
The suspect was taken in handcuffs from Bond Street station while flanked by armed police.
Shocking footage shows a man with a bandaged head and leg being taken in a wheelchair ambulance by a paramedic outside the same metro station.
Witnesses broke down in tears and kissed outside stations after the attack last night.
A passenger in his 30s, who was among those trapped in a car with the assailant, said he feared he would be “hacked to death underground”.
Man who was arrested by police after horrific machete attack is taken in handcuffs from Bond Street station as he was flanked by armed policemen last night
A man with a bandaged head and leg is taken in a wheelchair ambulance by a paramedic outside the same metro station
Two devastated witnesses kiss and cry outside Bond Street station after last night’s attack
Shocked tube passenger escorted out of Bond Street station by UK transport police officer
One of the terrified witnesses, who did not want to be named, said: “Suddenly there was a huge commotion.
“A man stood in the middle of the car and brandished a black machete a foot long.
“People started screaming, there was a stampede towards the front cart – people were stepped on and pushed into the plastic and all that. “
The witness said he got into the next car away from the assailant, adding that the victim had a head injury which he described as “a deep gash meaning the side of his head was hanging down”.
He added that the driver was unaware of anything for 10 minutes because the intercom was not working and passengers found themselves helpless on the moving tube as the attacker “taunted” them.
“The attacker got off the train. We heard screams but we don’t know what happened, ”he said.
Officers were called to the subway station at 6:47 p.m. amid reports that someone was stabbed on board a Jubilee Line service train
The victim was rushed to hospital and a weapon recovered, UK transport police said. Pictured: Heavy police presence in Green Park
UK Transport Police said they were called to Bond Street and Green Park tube stations in central London on Friday evening with reports of a stabbing, and the victim is in stable condition at the ‘hospital
“Then he came back and stood at the other end of the car, taunting us and pretending he was going to kick down the car door.
“It was completely and utterly terrifying. For about 10 minutes, I really thought I was going to be hacked to death underground.
“However, people showed compassion and caring for each other – people were holding hands and a teenager saved his mother from being trampled. “
The witness said the metro train finally stopped and armed police arrested the assailant, who did not resist them.
Model Gail Porter saw armed police walk through Bond Street station. She said: ‘I hope everyone is doing well. That’s when I was advised to get out of Bond Street station tonight.
Armed police rushed to London’s Green Park tube station this evening and arrested a man over reports of a stabbing on a train (file image)
BTP told Mail Online the stabbing took place on the Jubilee Line between Green Park and Bond Street stations.
Officers were deployed to both stations and managed to join the train at Bond Street station, where they arrested the man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
Paramedics also attended the scene and took the victim to a nearby hospital.
Video footage emerged showing a man detained by a police officer and another person in civilian clothes as the man is handcuffed inside the station. A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, police said.
The tube station, located less than a mile from Buckingham Palace, was evacuated by police, witnesses said.
Model Gail Porter saw armed police walk through Bond Street station. She said: ‘I hope everyone is doing well. That’s when I was advised to get out of Bond Street station tonight ‘
The superintendent of operations and crime in London and the South East, Mark Lawrie, tweeted: “Due to an incident in Green Park the station has been closed but will be reopened imminently.
“Victim treated in hospital. No officer injured, weapon recovered.
A BTP spokesperson told MailOnline: “UK Transport Police were called to Green Park tube station at 6:47 pm on July 9 following reports of a stabbing on board of a Jubilee Line service.
“Specialized armed intervention units were deployed and a man was arrested on suspicion of serious bodily harm and taken into police custody.
“Paramedics also responded and a man was taken to a local hospital. He is currently in stable condition.