Tuesday, May 9, 2017

London: 'Knifeman armed with meat cleaver' threatens to kill young girls and shopkeeper at Jewish store in Hackney

He reportedly yelled: "You Jews run away from here before I kill you."
(Evening Standard) A man has been arrested after a knifeman wielding a meat cleaver threatened to kill two young girls and a shopkeeper in north London.

Armed police descended on Rossington Street in Clapton in Hackney after reports of a man armed with the cleaver and another large knife.

According to witnesses, the man stormed into a kosher shop in Upper Clapton Road shouting: "Where is the boss, I will kill him!"

When he was told the owner was not there, the knifeman ran out of the shop and yelled to two young girls aged eight and 14: “You Jews run away from here before I kill you.”

Police raced to the scene and detained a 61-year-old man who has been arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon.

He was taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.