In Wood End Lane, Northolt (UK), an armed stand off is ongoing while a man barricaded himself into a property with ‘dangerous items’. Police took the proper steps to make sure the public was safe by evacuating eighty people in the surrounding area. Armed officers and police negotiators are at the scene but they haven’t entered the property out of “concerns for the safety of the man and responding officers”. As of right now, police are saying this is not terror related.
Video footage posted to social media showed a number of police vehicles on the residential street.
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A police spokesman said: “Police cordons are in place, at a 200-metre radius, to facilitate the ongoing policing operation.
“At this stage police believe there is one man inside the address.
Met police still on scene in Northolt from this morning & is set to continue the whole day. Officers have come from far as Bromley in Kent. pic.twitter.com/FQpEPwnU8k
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“Whilst it is not known what the man has inside the property, police are treating seriously reports that the items could be dangerous and that attempts have been made by the man to prevent access to the address.
“Police are working with the London Ambulance Service; London Fire Brigade and the Local Authority.”