London Police Arrest Man With Knife and Meat Cleaver Who Threatened to Kill Jews

Stamford Hill, London, knife
(Shomrim)

London police arrested a man Tuesday with a large knife and meat cleaver threatening to kill Jews at a kosher shopping area, according to reports from police and Shomrim of Northeast London. Baruch Hashem, there were no injuries.

Stamford Hill, London, knife
The scene of the arrest on Rossington Street. (@999London)

The incident occurred shortly after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday in Stamford Hill.

The 61-year-old white man first tried to enter Klein’s supermarket on Upper Clapton Road, but the staff locked the door. He then entered a kosher fish store and screamed, “Where is the boss, I will kill him!” When told that the boss was not there, the man ran out of the store, toward two Jewish girls – aged 8 and 14 – and shouted, “You Jews run away from here before I kill you.”

Armed police chased the man, who fled to a nearby building on Rossington Street. Police surrounded the building and eventually arrested him.


Updated Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 5:45 pm