Old Street stabbing: Moorfields Eye Hospital says 'don't come to A&E' after man knifed outside as cops seal off roads
LONDON’S Old Street has been sealed off by police after a man was stabbed outside Moorfields Eye Hospital.
People are being warned not to attend the Hospital's A&E while emergency services deal with the incident.
Great Eastern Street and Old Street Roundabout have been shut causing gridlock traffic.
Cops say they were called to Old Street Roundabout at 5:40pm to reports of a stabbing.
Pictures show a huge police presence with cordons hung along and across the street.
Meanwhile video from above shows tens of cars at complete standstill in the surrounding area.
Cars are reportedly backed up all the way to Kings Cross.
Drivers on social media have said they are sitting in "hell" with some stuck in standstill traffic for "well over an hour."
One witness wrote on Twitter: “Massive stabbing outside Moorfields eye hospital.
“Old bill have closed all the roads. Traffic is now seriously f**ked up.”
In a statement Moorfields Hospital said: "Please do not visit our A&E at City Road.
"The area is currently blocked off by the police due to an incident in the area.
"If you have an eye emergency, sudden sight loss or injury, please log on to speak to one of our doctors online first."
A MET police spokesperson said: "A man has been taken to hospital with stab injuries.
"His condition is not thought to be life threatening.
"Enquiries are ongoing."
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