The London "swordsman" has been identified, accused of murdering a 14-year-old

The 36-year-old man who attacked with a sword on Tuesday is charged with manslaughter

Screenshot 4 1 sword attack, London

A 36-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter after a 14-year-old boy was killed in a knife attack in south-east London on Tuesday.

Marcus Aurelio Arduini Monjo, of Spanish and Brazilian origin, who lives in the area, killed with a katana type sword 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin of Nigerian origin who was on his way to school at the time and injured four other people who were seriously injured – among including two police officers who rushed to help.

Monzo has also been charged with two counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and possession of a bladed object.

The 36-year-old dual national will appear in court on Thursday, May 2.

Monjo crashed a lorry into a fence in Laing Close shortly before 7am on Tuesday and then attacked two people with a sword. He then allegedly killed Daniel before seriously injuring two police officers as they tried to stop him, one of whom nearly lost his arm.

In the video, six police officers are seen trying to approach the 36-year-old who is still holding the sword in his hands. "Stay still" the police can be heard yelling at the 36-year-old and then they shoot him with three different tasers to immobilize him.

Scotland Yard said initial attempts to use spray and a Taser on the suspect were not effective.

Source: protothema.gr