London Ambulance Service (LAS) confirmed they treated three people at the scene of the knife attack in north London. Three ambulances were sent to Finsbury Park. Police have arrested a man and cordoned off the scene of the attack.
A spokesperson from the LAS said: “We were called at 2.51pm today to reports of a stabbing and assaults in Finsbury Park.
“We dispatched three ambulance crews and an incident response officer.
“We treated three people at the scene and took two to a major trauma centre.”
Haringey Police said officers had arrested one man after a fight broke out between drunk people.
London news: Triple stabbing in Finsbury Park
Police rushed to Finsbury Park this afternoon where three people suffered stab wounds
They tweeted: “Officers were called to Finsbury Park, N4 after a man was injured in a fight earlier this afternoon.
“It was reported that a group of men – who were intoxicated – were fighting in the park.
“One man has been arrested.”
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said officers were called to Finsbury Park to reports of a fight at around 2.40pm on Tuesday, July 21.
Police say a fight broke out in Finsbury Park between intoxicated people
The force added: “Officers attended and found one man with apparent stab wounds.
“LAS attended and the man has been taken to hospital, his injuries are not thought life-threatening.
“A second man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
“A crime scene is in place.
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Finsbury Park is popular for picnics and sunbathing
People familiar with the Finsbury Park area took to social media to express their shock.
One woman said: “I used to go to the circus there as a child.
“Hard to imagine something like this happening there.”
A second person wrote: “Yet another terrifying attack.
“Somebody needs to sort things out.”
And yet a third hit out at the rise in violence in recent weeks as the coronavirus lockdown is lifted.
One man tweeted directly to Home Secretary Priti Patel, saying: “Total carnage on city streets now. 17 stabbings and 10 dead in the last few days.
“Who are they and why are they doing it?”
A couple relax in Finsbury Park, north London
Another man said he was “getting sick of” the constant stabbing reports to come out of London.
Tuesday’s reported triple stabbing comes after a man last night became London’s 11th murder victim in 17 days.
He died in Ealing from a serious head injury.
Police have arrested a 36-year-old man.