'Thankfully police were able to detain him, and prevent further incident.'
A Met police spokesman told MailOnline: 'Police were first called at 10:08 on Thursday, 8 June to a report of a man using threatening words and behaviour in Leaside Road.
'Officers attended and subsequently located and stopped the man in Lealand Road, Tottenham.
'He was detained by officers under the Mental Heath Act.
'No one was injured. This is not being treated as terror-related.'
According to their website, the primary responsibility of Shomrim 'is to observe and report situations which may require a response by emergency personnel and to act as a mobile "neighbourhood patrol".
'Shomrim volunteers, patrolling by foot and in vehicles serve and act as an extension to the Police's eyes and ears. The volunteer's responsibility is to report suspicious incidents and crimes within the community to the Police.'