Armed police are locked in stand-off with ‘gunman’ who holed himself up in north London flat after officers tried to carry out search warrant
- Gunman is holed up in a flat on the Mayville Estate in Stoke Newington, London
- Officers raided the flat to carry out a search warrant, and the man fled on to roof
- Later he managed to re-enter the property and he is now locked in armed seige
- Police are still on the scene, and they said so far there are no arrests or injuries
A gunman is holed up in a flat surrounded by armed police after officers attempted to carry out a search warrant this morning.
The man fled to the roof of a block of flats on the Mayville Estate in Stoke Newington, north London when the home was stormed by police at 8am.
Later the gunman managed to climb back inside where he now remains and locked in a stand-off with officers.
Shocked neighbours said about a dozen armed police at the scene, including marksman on the roof of the block.
Armed police are currently at the scene where a gunman is holed up inside a block of flats
Shocked neighbours said about a dozen armed police (pictured, officers at the scene) including marksman on the roof of the block
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘While in attendance, a man believed to be in possession of a firearm made his way to the roof of the property.
‘Officers, including firearm officers, as well as the London Ambulance Service are on scene.
‘The man has since come down from the roof and re-entered the property.
‘Specialist officers remain in attendance and a cordon is in place while emergency services deal.’
Police said inquiries continue.
No one has been injured and no arrests have been made.
The estate has been cordoned off by police who remain at the scene in Stoke Newington
Scotland Yard said a cordon is in place ‘while emergency services deal’ with the incident
The siege is taking place outside Congreve House (pictured) on the Mayville Estate