Wednesday 23 August 2017

Man arrested after allegedly wielded machete at McDonald's

McDonalds Welling, London Credit: Google Maps
McDonalds Welling, London Credit: Google Maps

Helen William

A man has been arrested after allegedly wielding a machete at a McDonald's restaurant.

Scotland Yard said the man had already fled the restaurant in Welling, south London, when police were called at about 11.50am.

He was arrested a short time later on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon.

A spokesman said the incident is not terror related and it is still being investigated.

He said: "Officers attended but the man had fled the scene. There were no reported injuries.

"A man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon.

"He was taken to a south London police station and remains in custody."

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