This Tuesday, April 30, an individual attacked several people in the streets of London, notably attacking a child, who died from his injuries.

Five people were attacked with Japanese swords this Tuesday, April 30 around 7 a.m. in the metropolis of Greater London, more precisely in the locality of Hainault. The assailant was identified and arrested: the suspect is 36 years old, and does not appear to have had “terrorist” motivation according to the Redbrige police. According to the first elements of the investigation, no religious motive was expressed and the individual attacked passers-by at random. He was neutralized and immobilized using an electric pulse gun.

The victims were quickly treated, but a 13-year-old child died of his injuries in hospital. According to the authorities, two passers-by were slightly injured and two police officers, also attacked by the assailant, had “significant injuries”, but their life prognosis was not serious.

“I heard screaming, some of it sounded like the police. It was like stop where you are, put that down, put that down, that kind of thing. I looked out the back window because the noise was coming from there, I saw a guy dressed in yellow jumping over fences… Then he went down an alley as if he were returning to the street,” a local resident testified to the Associated Press news agency.

On social networks, images showing a man dressed in a yellow hoodie and armed with a katana, prowling the street in the area are circulating. The authorities asked not to broadcast this type of images.