A VIDEO of a man brandishing a samurai-style sword was shared online after two people were injured in a suspected attempted murder.

Two men were stabbed in a "serious and distressing assault" as officers responded to reports of a man with a weapon, police said.

A large police cordon remains in place in Horsham Road, Crawley, after officers were called to the scene at 7.40pm yesterday.

Officers used a taser before arresting a 32-year-old on suspicion of double attempted murder.

The victims were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital and East Surrey Hospital, where they remain in serious but stable conditions.

Footage has since surfaced online, appearing to show a man brandishing a samurai-style sword in the area.

Anyone with video of the incident has been asked to contact the police rather than post it online.

Detective Inspector Jason Hazzard said: "This was a serious and distressing assault on two people, and residents can expect to see a continued police presence in the area while our investigation is ongoing.

"We would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or who may have captured any relevant mobile phone or dash cam footage of the incident.

"We ask people not to share this footage on social media but to get in touch with us so it can be used to support our ongoing investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to report online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Slope."

Pictures taken from the scene this morning show the scale of the police response, with dozens of officers manning a cordon.

A large section of Horsham Road remains closed while officers investigate the incident.