A man armed with a meat cleaver has been arrested after storming into two Jewish shops and threatening young girls.
The 61-year-old man, armed with two knives, is alleged to have targeted two Kosher food shops in Hackney, north London, and screamed, 'You Jews run away from here before I kill you' at the school girls.
He was apprehended by armed officers and remains in custody. No one was hurt during the incident.
After finding the first shop was locked, the man is said to have then entered a store brandishing his knives and shouting: 'Where is the boss, I will kill him!'
After he was informed that the owner was not there, the man then ran screaming towards the two girls, aged eight and 14 years old, it is reported.
Witnesses say he then fled to a block of flats where volunteers from Stamford Hill Shomrim, the Jewish neighbourhood watch patrol, cordoned off the area until Metropolitan Police officers arrived.read more