Police and ambulance crews rushed to Areola Street where the 18-year-old was found with knife wounds on his body. According to the Evening Standard, Scotland Yard confirmed the teen was taken to hospital where he remained in a critical condition. Following the attack, two men were arrested on suspicion of assault.
The men, aged in their 20s, are in custody.
In footage shared on Twitter, a heavy police presence was seen on the road, which was sealed off by police at around 7.20pm.
The Metropolitan Police said: “A police cordon is in place in Hackney following a stabbing this evening.
“Two males in their mid-20s have been arrested on suspicion of assault and remain in police custody.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan set up the Violent Reduction Unit in a bid to tackle the worrying trend of knife crime in London.
The project brings together specialists from across the UK to tackle violent crime and its causes.
Following the announcement that an additional £100m would be given to police forces to help tackle knife crimes, Police Federation chair John Apter warned that sum would be “nowhere near enough”.
Speaking on Sky News, he said: “This is a drop in the ocean when it comes to money that’s not only been stripped from policing, but other budgets, the social services budget, the education budget, and this is dealing with a crisis so yes, it’s going to help a little bit, but it’s not enough.”
The money would be used in the seven worst-hit areas, which may up around 70 percent of knife crime.
The worst forces cover London, West Midlands, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Wales and Greater Manchester.
Some of the additional funding will be invested in Violent Reduction Units, which will bring together various organisations in preventing knife crime together.