LONDON– Police in London, England have released video that shows moments of terror both before and after a man beheaded a grandmother.
*Warning: Some of the details in the story below are disturbing*
According to Metropolitan Police Service, Nicholas Salvador, 25, viciously attacked the 82-year-old woman with a 24-inch blade and wooden pole at her home.
Before that, he was seen standing over the body of a decapitated cat with blood on his hands.
Salvador can be seen in the video smashing car windows and garden fences. At one point, children had to be pulled through smashed windows to get them away from the suspect.
With guidance from a police helicopter, officers were finally able to taser Salvador and bring him into custody.
Police say several officers were injured during the incident. One officer had to be treated for a large bite to his lower leg; another officer broke a wrist.
Salvador was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. The attack happened in 2014; video was just released following the verdict.