A woman has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in the early hours of this morning in South East London.
Police were called at 6.20am today (July 31) to reports of a man with a knife in Plumstead Road, Woolwich.
Emergency services rushed to the scene where a woman was treated for a stab wound and taken to hospital.
The Metropolitan police say she is in a “stable condition”.
READ MORE: Woolwich stabbing live: Murder investigation launched as teenage boy knifed to death on busy street
A 27-year-old man has been arrested at the scene and taken to custody. The incident is not being treated as terrorism despite claims on social media.
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A local tweeted: “Major incident in Woolwich. Armed police on scene trained on suspect lying on back of truck.”
The A205 Woolwich New Road was closed in both directions and Woolwich High street was also closed due to the incident.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 06:20hrs on Saturday, 31 July following reports of a man in possession of a knife in Plumstead Road, Woolwich.
“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service. A woman was found with a stab injury to her hand.
“She was taken to hospital where her condition was assessed as non-life-threatening.”
It comes just weeks after a teenage boy was also fatally stabbed in Woolwich. The incidents are not believed to be related.
Tamim Ian, 15 was attacked at around 5.30pm on July 5 in Woolwich New Road.
Members of the public stepped in to try and save the Harris Academy Greenwich student, with a video seen by My London showing one man trying to do chest compressions as he lay bleeding on the pavement.
Unfortunately attempts to save the boy were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at just before 6.10pm.
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