Violent Stabbing Between Coworkers Leaves 2 People Severely Injured, Police Say

November 02, 2018

Two people have been stabbed at Sony Music's headquarters in central London, near Kensington Palace.

Police and emergency medical responders were called to the company's building in Derry Street, Kensington at about 11:00 GMT. Sony Music is less than a mile away from the Palace and about 2.4 miles away from Buckingham Palace.

“At this time, we believe two people are injured,” police said. “One person, who is believed to be behind the incident, has been arrested and at this stage, we are not looking for anyone else.”

As a precaution, the incident prompted police to evacuate people from the building and roads nearby were closed. The Metropolitan police say that there were no firearms involved, "The Guardian" reports. Investigators are not treating it as terror-related.

Fortunately, neither of those stabbed were life-threatening injuries, but one person was taken to a major trauma center while the other was taken to the hospital, according to "BBC."

“Everybody starting pouring out and running towards the square around the back,” said Simon Neville, a journalist who was outside Sony’s offices when the incident took place.

“Then I saw a young, white man with a red jacket being tackled by the security guards by the loading bay on Derry Street. He was shouting at them to get off. Once he was tackled they started bringing the shutters down. He has now been led away by the police," Neville said.

There are no additional details available at this time.