There was ‘panic and chaos’ as two men ran into a synagogue in Stamford Hill with a knife during prayers .

Police have arrested two suspects after they entered a shul in north London on Cazenove Road with a ‘very large’ blade.

Neighbourhood watch group Shomrim N.E. told Jewish News of the “panic and chaos” the incident caused, “as worshippers were trying to flee to a place of safety.”

The Met Police told Jewish News: “At this early stage, officers believe at least one of the men entered a synagogue while running away from an earlier altercation. The male is believed to have been seeking safety; we are not aware of any threats made at the synagogue.

A male (age not known) was detained in Osbaldeston Road and arrested for possession of a knife. He has been taken into police custody.  A second man (age not known) was arrested in the street nearby. He will be taken to an east London police station.

 Hackney officerd are investigating. We are not aware of any injury.