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Witness: Suspect 'Was Fighting' With Police
Witnesses have been describing what happened after police arrived at the scene of a beheading in North London.
They were called to Nightingale Road in Edmonton following reports a woman had been murdered in her back garden†and arrested a 25-year-old man.
Ricardo Kwiek, who works for a local taxi firm, told Sky News around 40 police vehicles pulled up and officers ran over to a nearby house.
"We saw a lot of police vans coming in and go to the door," he said.
"When they got to the door they didn't want to let them in, so they broke the door down.
"A man came out and they got him, but he wasn't letting go and started fighting.
"They got him down and took him to the police van."
Restaurant worker Freda Odame, 30, said she was about to go to sleep after a night shift when she heard a commotion at around 1pm.
She said: "I heard shouting and banging and I opened my curtains and saw a guy holding a knife in a back garden a few doors along.
"He was screaming, I couldn't make out the words. I could see he seemed aggressive. He looked a bit frantic."
She said the man, who was dressed all in black, was waving a weapon around towards the floor.
"It was like he was looking for something on the floor," she said.
"I was shaking and I just shut the curtains. I was worried he might see me."
May Yapp, a retired clerical officer, said: "My husband was working in the garden and he called and said come and have a look.
"We saw a lot of policemen and a helicopter. They smashed a window. We were shocked."
Another resident,†Muhammed Yusuf, said police knocked on his door and told him to leave immediately.
He said: "They just said 'You've got to get out of the house'. Of course I was worried."
His son Ahmed, 19, said: "At first there were two police cars, then all of a sudden there were 20.
"The police said to drop everything. I said 'What's going on?' and they said there's a guy jumping over gardens."