A man has been arrested after he was seen with a machete in Earlsfield.
Police were called to Garratt Lane, SW17 at 16:42hrs on Monday, 7 September to reports of a man threatening people with a machete.
Officers from Violence Suppression Unit and emergency response arrived at the scene where the man ran away from them.
As officers chased him he was seen to throw away the weapon. Shortly after he was detained and arrested for possession of an offensive weapon, possession with intent to supply a class B drug and affray.
Approximately £4,000 in cash, cannabis and the machete were also seized.
The man, aged 19, remains in police custody.
A female – no further details – was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray.
The Met Police would like to hear from anyone who has information about crime, those who carry a weapon, or those who exploit others for gain or revenge, while putting young people’s lives at risk.
Community intelligence can be used to great effect to not only detect, but also prevent crime, keep London safe and save young lives. If you don’t want to speak to the police, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They are a totally independent charity and you will remain 100% anonymous – they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or the device you use. Alternatively, visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.
If you are worried about someone you suspect may be carrying a knife or other weapon, advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free https://www.knifefree.co.uk/get-help-support/ and Fearless: https://www.fearless.org/en
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