Three men were stabbed near a tube station during rush hour yesterday after witnesses reported seeing teenagers “running around with a machete”.
Emergency services rushed to reports of a stabbing outside Harrow-on-the-Hill underground station in north-west London at 5.20pm yesterday.
Police officers found three males – including a teenager – at the scene with stab wounds, who were treated by paramedics and taken to hospital.
The condition of two of the men has been assessed as non-life threatening, but the teenager has been taken to a major trauma centre.
About 10 minutes later, another two men connected to the incident were treated nearby and taken to hospital, although the nature of their injuries remains unclear.
One male was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and has been taken into police custody.
One bystander reported seeing “loads of teenagers running around” inside the nearby bus station “with a machete”, according to Harrow Online.
And another witness told MyLondon : “I was going to Costa and saw people from Costa came out to look at the crowd around a young man lying on his side in front of the fruit shop. one guy was pressing some cloth to put pressure at the man’s knife wound on the left lower back.
“I could not see the wound. The victim’s two fingers of right hand had knife cuts with bleeding. […] He was crying out because of pain from his finger.”
London Ambulance Service (LAS) confirmed a teenager had been taken to a major trauma centre.
A spokesperson said: “We were called today (November 9) at 5.11pm to reports of an incident at Harrow on the Hill Station, Harrow.
“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an incident response officer, an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast-response car, and an advanced paramedic. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
“We treated a teenager at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”
They added: “In connection to the incident at Harrow on the Hill Station, we were later called at 5.25pm to reports of an incident on St Anns Road, Harrow, HA1 1HS.
“We sent two ambulance crews to the scene. We treated two people at the scene, before taking them to hospital.”
Footage shared to social media showed several police cars and ambulances outside the station.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Police were called to Harrow on the Hill at 5.18pm on Wednesday, November 9 to reports of a stabbing. Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS). Three males were found with stab wounds.
“They were treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital. The condition of two of the males has been assessed as non life-threatening.
“Another male was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault. He has been taken into custody. A crime scene has been put in place. Enquiries continue.”