Barricaded suspect threatens to blow up & burn entire block in East London
Published time: 20 Aug, 2019 23:10 Edited time: 20 Aug, 2019 23:12
Police in Barking and Dagenham are trying to defuse a “critical incident” unfolding in a suburban town in East London, after a man barricaded himself inside the flat and threatened to blow up the building.
Residents residing in Earlsdown House in Barking have been evacuated from their flats as police officers continue to engage a man who threatened to burn down an entire block.
BREAKING: Met Police negotiators are dealing with an incident at Earlsdown House on Wheelers Cross where a man has barricaded himself into a flat on the 7th floor threatening
to blow it up and burn the block down.
Residents have been evacuated. pic.twitter.com/oogBVPalni
— London 999 Feed (@999London) August 20, 2019
“Police negotiators are currently on scene talking to a male on the 7th floor of a block of flats who has barricaded himself inside and threatening to blow the flat up and burn the block down,” Barking and Dagenham Police force said in a tweet.
Update: Police negotiators are currently on scene talking to a male on the 7th floor of a block of flats who has barricaded himself inside and threatening to blow the flat up and burn the block down. The incident is ongoing and we’ll provide updates as and when we can. https://t.co/91kHoPMclz
— Barking & Dagenham Police (@MPSBarkDag) August 20, 2019
London fire department and ambulances were also called to the scene in case negotiators fail to get the man to surrender. No additional details were provided by the authorities.
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