A man has been charged after police officers in Ealing were threatened with what appears to be a large Samurai sword.
On Monday (February 22) at 8.38pm, Ealing Metropolitan Police Service posted a picture on Twitter of the weapon.
Officers said they attended a property in Southall , Ealing, in order to make enquiries into another matter.
The force said they were then threatened with a knife at the property in Norwood Green .
Police added that Prabjot Thakar was arrested and charged on Monday (February 22) with affray and possession of a bladed article.
Officers said the man charged has been bailed to attend Uxbridge Magistrates Court on March 23.