A man has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act in Stamford Hill after allegedly chasing Jewish pedestrians, shouting: “Allah, Allah, I’m going to kill you all” as people fled before him. He was followed by Stamford Hill Shomrim, a Jewish neighbourhood watch patrol, until the Metropolitan Police Service arrived and sectioned him.
Michael Scher from Stamford Hill Shomrim said: “The man was shouting threats, with members of the public rushing away from him, fearing for their immediate safety. Thankfully police were able to detain him, and prevent further incident.”
This was an extremely alarming incident for Jewish pedestrians in the area innocently going about their business. We commend Stamford Hill Shomrim for once again rushing to defend the Jewish community.