Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man suffered “multiple injuries” in a stabbing outside Greggs on a busy high street.
Terrified residents in Ealing in west London took to social media to warn people to stay away amid claims of a machete attack, though police did not confirm what type of weapon was used.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said they were called to a stabbing on Broadway this afternoon.
They said: “We were called at 1.03pm today – November – to reports of a stabbing on Broadway, W13.
“We sent an ambulance crew and an incident response officer.
“A man was treated at the scene for multiple injuries and taken to hospital as a priority.”
A resident, who asked not to be named, said the attack took place outside Greggs bakery on West Ealing Broadway, and left one man seriously injured.
Armed police were spotted, and sniffer dogs as police were said to be conducting a search around a drain on Singapore Road.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Police were called to reports of a stabbing at 1.03pms on Monday, November 9 at The Broadway, Ealing.
“Police and London Ambulance Service [LAS] attended.
“A 21-year-old man was found with stab wound injuries. He has now been taken to a London hospital.
“His injuries are still being assessed by medics.
“Two males have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and have been taken to a West London police station.
“A crime scene has been established and is in place.
“Enquiries are continuing.”