February 2, 2019
It’s always the people you least expect, isn’t it?
McDonald’s diners “ran for their lives” after a machete-wielding man ‘slashed a customer across the face’ in Sheffield this morning.
The victim, a 47-year-old man, was pictured emerging from the restaurant with a bloodied bandage around his head after he was ‘slashed across the face’.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the attack.
Police said the incident is “not believed to be linked to terrorism”.
Matthew Shaw was in the McDonald’s at the time of the attack and ran into the kitchen for safety when he saw the man with the knife.
“I turned around and there was a man in the doorway shouting with a large machete in his hand and a man staggering in front of him with lots of blood running down his face,” he told BBC News.
“There was a panic and myself and a few others ran into the kitchen area and through the fire escape at the back. Some locked themselves in the office at the back and the toilets.”
The man was apprehended and taken to the floor by officers on the opposite side of the road outside a Computer Exchange store in the busy town centre.
The victim (he was later arrested for not having a bandage permit).