A woman has been arrested by the Metropolitan Police for chasing Jewish children with a knife and threatening to kill them in London.
The incident took place on Gladesmore Road in Stamford Hill, an area of London with a high population of Jews, on Sunday evening.
Members of Shomrim, the Jewish neighbourhood watch group, alerted police to the incident which led to the woman’s arrest.
— Shomrim (Stamford Hill) (@Shomrim) June 17, 2018
A police spokesperson said: “Police were called to Craven Park Road, N15 at 2104hrs on Sunday, 17 June to reports of a woman in possession of a knife behaving erratically.
“Police attended and the woman, aged 47, was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.
“At this time, the female remains in custody at an east London police station. She is expected to undergo a mental health assessment in due course.”
Police are not treating the incident as being terror related.
A video allegedly showing the suspect was posted on Twitter yesterday.
— moidov (@moidov) June 17, 2018