Two men were stabbed when a fight broke out between kitchen staff at the London headquarters of Sony Music.
- Two men were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries
- Both were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm
- The building houses the offices of Sony Music and associated music companies
Police were called to the Derry Street, Kensington location at 11am (local time) amid reports of a knife attack that erupted during an argument among staff.
The building was evacuated as a precaution, the Metropolitan Police said.
Police ruled out terrorism, adding that no guns were involved.
Both men were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Both were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.
Photos showed a large number of police cars and ambulances in front of the building in an upscale neighbourhood.
The London Evening Standard newspaper reported that witnesses said it appeared a fight had broken out between two men in the staff canteen.
“There was a lot of shouting and commotion,” an unnamed witness told the paper.
“One had fallen over and was on his back and the other was standing over him.
“I thought he was raining punches down, but then I saw the knife.”
Journalist Simon Neville, who works for the Mail on Sunday newspaper just across the street, said he saw workers running from the building and a man in a red jacket being tackled to the ground.
“Two members of the catering team were involved in a violent altercation” Sony Music said in a statement. “The incident is now in the hands of the Metropolitan Police.”
The building at Derry Street contains the offices of Sony Music and associated music companies, including Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment.