Mon. May 29th, 2023

Sony stabbing: Armed police storm London HQ after fight between kitchen staff

Staff inside the Sony music headquarters in Kensington, London, were left terrified and cowering beneath their desks during the incident


Ambulance staff and victim on stretcher
The victims have been taken to hospital ( Image: Danny Howell)

"Two members of the catering team were involved in a violent altercation," Sony Music said in a statement. The Metropolitan Police in London said that they got a call at 11 a.m. (1100 GMT) and sent out emergency medical staff and staff evacuees.

"Two men were found suffering from stab injuries. They were both arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, "it said in a statement.

The males were brought to the hospital, where they are still It has been determined that their wounds are not life-threatening.

The first sign of trouble, according to Maria Afolabi, a 25-year-old finance analyst at Warner, was the sound of the fire alarm. She claimed that when she left the building, she noticed a Sony employee in tears and armed cops rushing up the stairs.

Armed police swarmed Sony's London HQ
Armed police swarmed Sony's London HQ after two people were stabbed in 'a brutal knife fight between kitchen staff' ( Image: Elliot Wagland / @elliotwagland)

"We didn’t know what it was. They had massive guns and were running up, "she said. An unidentified Sony employee disclosed to the Press Association news agency that the kitchen staff, employed by a catering company, were "running round chasing each other" and "slashing each other up". 

Sony Music is located directly across from the Daily Mail newspaper's offices in the High Street, Kensington commercial neighborhood.

Trish Ellis, Pa at The Mail on Sunday, said: "Armed police were going in six or more at a time, and more and more of them, but they seemed to be keeping people in the building." Gradually they started to release people in tens, twenties." — AFP

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