ARMED police today swooped on Sony HQ in London after two people were injured in a stabbing.
Officers workers fled in terror after the building in Kensington, London, was evacuated this morning over the stabbing, understood to be on the third floor canteen.
Dramatic pictures show officers with weapons entering the offices on Derry Street, home to Simon Cowell’s Syco record label, at around 11am.
Two people, whose condition is not known, suffered stab wounds, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.
Eyewitnesses claim the incident involved two chefs fighting in the canteen of the building.
One of the men, who was allegedly seen wielding a large knife, was pinned to the floor by officers, according to witnesses.
One eyewitness tweeted: “Just seen the Sony offices emptied. Workers running down the street. A man being tackled to the ground.”
Scotland Yard has arrested one person and is not treating the incident as terror-related.
Some witnesses have claimed they saw a man with a machete inside the building, though this has not been confirmed by police.
One said there was “blood everywhere” after the stabbing, leaving Kensington high street “looking like a war zone”.
Officers, including firearms officers, and London Ambulance Service are in attendance.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, one witness said: ““There was a lot of shouting and commotion. It looked like they were having a fight.
“One had fallen over and was on his back and the other was standing over him. I thought he was raining punches down, but then I saw the knife.
“It was about six or seven inches long, and he was standing over him trying to get him, stabbing downwards as the other man put his arms up to defend himself.
“He was going nuts. There was a lot of shouting.
“Other staff were standing around – they didn’t want to get too close because he had a massive knife.”
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Police were called at approximately 11:00am on Friday, 2 November to reports of an incident on Derry Street, W8.
“Officers, including firearms officers, and London Ambulance Service are in attendance.
“Evacuations have taken place as a precaution.
“Two people have suffered stab injuries – we await an update on their condition.
“One person has been arrested.
“No evidence of any firearms involved in this incident. It is not being treated as terror related.
“Officers remain on scene and the incident remains ongoing.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 11:01 today to Derry Street, W8, to reports of an incident.
“We sent an incident response officer, two single responders in cars and two ambulance crews to the scene.
“We treated two people at the scene. We took one to hospital and one to a major trauma centre.”