A man was left fighting for his life after he was stabbed at Amhurst Road, near Hackney Central station.
Metropolitan Police officers and paramedics rushed to the north London road during rush hour on Tuesday (21 July) to reports a man had been seriously injured in a knife attack. A photo later emerged purporting to show the suspect being led away from the scene by officers.
She said: "Police were called at 5.04pm to reports of a man with serious injuries in Amhurst Road with the junction with Malpas Road.
"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. The victim - aged in his 20s - was taken to an east London hospital. He had suffered a stab injury and his condition is critical. Officers from Islington CID are investigating.
"A 21-year-old man was arrested near the scene and was taken to an east London police Station."
His condition is now described as stable.
A London Ambulance spokesperson said it sent "a number of resources" to the scene including an advanced paramedic and treated a man who was taken as a priority to hospital.
Witness Patrick Moule said on Twitter: "Bottom of Amhurst Road by Hackney Central station closed. Dozens of police and a few paramedics."
Another person, who claimed his mother called for an ambulance for the alleged victim, said: "Whoever that person is who got shot or stabbed in Hackney a hour ago I pray for you after my mum called the ambulance #blacklivesmatter".
Hackney Council confirmed there was a police incident in the area: