Machete-wielding man stabs London cop during traffic stop


A police officer in London was stabbed several times by a machete-wielding suspect during a car stop in the city early Thursday morning, a report said.

The melee kicked off when the cop pulled over a van in the Leyton section of East London soon after midnight, the BBC reported.

The driver then got out of the vehicle and lunged at the officer with the weapon in what police described as a “sudden and brutal attack,” according to the report.

The officer, a man in his 30s was stabbed several times in the attack, but was able to take down the suspect by using his Taser, The Telegraph reported. Another officer at the scene arrested him after he was Tased.

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