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    Man Armed With a Sword Attacks Policeman in Manchester

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    A police officer suffered severe injuries was taken to the hospital after being attacked by a man with a sword.

    A young man was arrested in the UK after slashing a police officer with a sword, inflicting serious injuries to the on-duty officer. The incident took place in Whalley Range, Manchester, on Sunday afternoon.

    Additional police came to the scene after receiving a call that a man was using a weapon to threaten members of the public.

    Officers tried to stop the swordsman, but the young man turned on them instead.

    One policemen was seriously injured and hospitalized and is now receiving medical treatment.

    The motives behind the perpetrator's actions so far remain unknown.

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