By Nadine White
A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two police officers responding to reports of a fight were stabbed, Scotland Yard has said.
Two other officers were also injured during the altercation in Islington, north London, on Saturday night.
Police were called to reports of a fight in a home in Liverpool Road at around 10.45pm.
“Upon arrival, the officers were immediately met with hostility, with a man inside the address producing a large knife,” the Metropolitan Police said.
Two police officers have been stabbed after they attended a call to an address in Liverpool Road, N1. The officers were immediately met with hostility, with a man inside producing a large knife. One officers remains in hospital. https://t.co/A5QI5odao9pic.twitter.com/CX8tBvmvZ4
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) October 7, 2018
The two stabbed officers were both men while two women officers were also injured – with one suffering a head injury and the other a suspected fractured wrist.
One remained in hospital being treated for stab wounds on Sunday morning.
Police recovered a knife from the scene and also arrested a second 19-year-old man, who was held on suspicion of affray.
Superintendent Mike Hill said: “This incident demonstrates the courage and professionalism officers show day in, day out in what can often be a dangerous job.
“When officers respond to what can often be a difficult situation or go to assist members of the public they should not be met with violence, it is completely unacceptable.”