Officers were called to the scene by the London ambulance service at 3:45 p.m. Sunday. The victim was treated on the spot for a slight head injury, before being transported to a hospital in central London. His injuries are not considered life threatening.
Officers recovered a knife from the area after conducting a search.
Video clips show a person dressed in black approaching a woman wearing a Charlie Hebdo T-shirt.
Met Police have called for witnesses to help them with their investigation.
In a statement, Detective Superintendent Alex Bingley, of the Central West Command Unit, which covers police services in Westminster, said his injury, to have an account of what happened.
“We know this assault was seen by a number of people, many of whom captured it on their phones.
“I would ask them, if they haven’t already, to contact the police.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact the police via 101 or @MetCC citing the reference Cad 4376 / 25Jul.
Otherwise, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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