The attack happened near Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium and four people were hospitalized as a result
A man has been arrested after a machete attack on four people in Liverpool
The incident took place near Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium on Thursday 11 August.
Several people were injured and hospitalized.
Here’s everything you need to know about the situation.
What happened in the machete attack near Anfield?
Officials have been called to reports of a man yelling in the street near Arkles Lane, Anfield, near Liverpool FC stadium, attacking and slashing people with a gun around 5.30pm on Thursday.
Detective Inspector Neil Dillon of Merseyside Police said officers did not believe the attack was “terror related”.
The suspect, who is from the area, was found nearby in Stanley Park a short time later before being arrested on four counts of attempted murder.
All of the victims were taken to hospital, but no one is said to have suffered life-threatening injuries.
How many people were injured?
A total of four people were injured.
A 48-year-old man with injuries to his head, arms and hands, a 20-year-old man with an arm injury and a 40-year-old man with a back and arm injury were discharged from hospital.
A 62-year-old woman remains hospitalized with lacerations to her face, neck, body and arms.
Who was arrested?
Merseyside Police have confirmed a 33-year-old man has been arrested on four counts of attempted murder.
The man, who was not named by police, was officially released pending further investigation and investigation but has since been in hospital under the Mental Health Act.
Detective Inspector Neil Dillon said: “Our investigation is ongoing. While we understand the concern of such incidents, we do not believe they were acts of terrorism and one man is currently hospitalized under the Mental Health Act as we continue the investigation.
“I would urge anyone who was in the Priory Road or Ince Avenue area yesterday who saw or heard anything and has not yet spoken to police to come forward as a matter of urgency.”