(Mirror) A man armed with four knives went on the rampage yesterday chanting that he wanted to kill non-Muslims and threatening passers by.
He smashed a window with an iron bar, threw bottles and also threatened firemen and police officers, witnesses said.
Colleagues arriving on the scene also gave chase and he was finally arrested after officers Tasered him.
The man is believed to have been released from a nearby psychiatric hospital two years ago.
Gyare Patrick, 66, who lives near the suspect, claimed: “He has always ranted and raved, swearing and shouting, ever since he got here. But in the last three months he has started chanting in Arabic.”
The suspect was allegedly heard shouting “kill kuffars” and “I’m going to Medina”, which means kill non-believers and I’m going to heaven.”
Mr Patrick heard a “piercing scream” from upstairs and went outside to see the man, described as mixed-race, smashing a neighbour’s window with an iron bar.
He said: “The cops turned up and he just went at them, smashing the windows of their cars. They got out of the cars and just ran, he was carrying a knife, they did not want to engage him.
“He ran after them and chased this one cop down the road. A couple of the rest of them chased after him.”
The [Scotland Yard] spokesman added: “There appears to be a mental health issue. There is no suggestion this was a terrorist related.”
The mentally ill can not commit acts of terrorism? ORLY? I thought mental illness was the main criteria for muslim conversion… Silly me.