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London sword attack on Anjorin: 36-year-old suspect in police net

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The 36-year-old suspect in the fatal London sword attack is currently being held by police while he recovers in a hospital.

The suspect, brandishing a sword, was apprehended by police following a dramatic pursuit.

The Metropolitan Police allayed concerns about wider security by stating that the incident had nothing to do with terrorism.

Additionally, authorities affirmed that no additional suspects are being sought in relation to the attack.

The man tried to escape, but authorities used a taser to subdue him, according to police reports.

According to a previous report by The Associated Press, the suspect was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment after the van he was driving collided with a building.

Due to the injuries he sustained, officers were unable to conduct an interview with him on Tuesday.

It was confirmed that the suspect is out of hospital and is now in police custody.

A 14-year-old British-Nigerian boy, Daniel Anjorin, was confirmed as one of the victims of the attack.

Daniel, along with two police officers and two other individuals, were the victims of the violent incident that occurred on the streets of east London.

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According to an official statement, the Metropolitan Police said the van crashed into a property on Laing Close, causing injuries to a 33-year-old man.

Afterwards, the suspect violently attacked the individual, resulting in an injury to the neck.

Additionally, the suspect injured a 35-year-old man who sustained lacerations to his arm.

The suspect then proceeded to attack Anjorin.

Ade Caxton-Cole, a family friend, while speaking with the BBC, described the Anjorin family as a tightly-knit unit, emphasising the strong support they are receiving from the community.

When asked about the well-being of Daniel’s siblings, she revealed that they are struggling to come to terms with the shocking reality of what has transpired.

“Having a brother one moment and then gone the next moment. It is a shock to them. They will need time. Right now it is too soon, it’s too close,” she said.

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