A suspected burglar has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing two officers with a screwdrivers.
Police were responding to reports of a burglary in Barnet, north London, when they saw a man acting suspiciously and carrying the tool.
The man then stabbed one of the officers in the head and another on the arm. They were taken away by paramedics and are expected to recover.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: ‘Police were called at approximately 16:45hrs on Wednesday, 24 October to reports of a burglary.
‘Whilst en route, officers were approached by a member of the public who stated they had seen a man acting suspiciously and carrying a screwdriver on Lawrence Gardens, NW7.
‘Officers attempted to speak with this man.
“Two officers were assaulted by the suspect. One officer sustained head injuries and the other injuries to his arm caused by the screwdriver.
“The officers have been taken by the London Ambulance Service to a north London hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not life-threatening.
“The man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to a north London police where he remains in custody.”
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