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Man with blade arrested from Princess Royal University Hospital

PUBLISHED: 16:35 12 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:35 12 April 2018

Police arrived at 1.25am to the hospital in Farnborough Common, Orpington, to reports of a man armed with a sharp object, which was found to be an edged gardening tool, running around the hospital’s car park. Picture: Met Police

Police arrived at 1.25am to the hospital in Farnborough Common, Orpington, to reports of a man armed with a sharp object, which was found to be an edged gardening tool, running around the hospital’s car park. Picture: Met Police

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Police were called to an incident at Princess Royal University Hospital in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, April 12) after a man brandishing a blade was spotted.

Police arrived at 1.25am to the hospital in Farnborough Common, Orpington, to reports of a man armed with a sharp object, which was found to be an edged gardening tool, running around the hospital’s car park.

Officers located the 43-year-old in the entrance to A&E.

A police spokesman said: “He was red-dotted by the taser but it was not discharged.

“He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon.”

No injuries were reported.

The man was taken to hospital as a precaution before being taken to a police station, where he remains in custody.

A spokeswoman for King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “Thankfully, none of our staff, patients or visitors were hurt.

“We are very grateful to the local police for their swift assistance.”

Bromley MPS posted a picture of the blade on its Twitter account, stating: “Male arrested after brandishing this at staff at Princess Royal Hospital.

“Brave officers tackled him unarmed.

“No injuries thankfully.”

Enquiries continue.

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