British police: 2 police officers stabbed in central London,


LONDON — London Police said two officers were hospitalized after being stabbed in central London early on Friday.

The Metropolitan Police said officers “encountered a man with a knife” in Leicester Square, a busy tourist hub, at around 6am (0500 GMT).

The force says both officers are in hospital awaiting updates on their condition.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on a rescue worker. He is also in the hospital. According to police, a Taser was used during the arrest.

Police said they were investigating the circumstances of the incident. It comes as London is inundated with mourners for Queen Elizabeth II’s lie, but the stabbings did not occur near any memorial sites.



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