London stand-off: Armed police surround 'men with guns' on roof in Kilburn

London stand-off: Armed police surround 'men with guns' on roof in Kilburn

The Met were alerted to the incident shortly after 5pm and confirmed two men fled to the roof of a building on Kingsgate Road in Kilburn. The force have also deployed two police helicopters as back-up and have cordoned off the area from the public. Reports of more than a dozen police officers have now arrived at the scene with negotiations ongoing for the past two hours.

The force state the two men were first seen “tampering with a motorcycle“ on Mazemot Avenue.

Meanwhile one resident wrote on Twitter: “Helicopter seems to be over Dunster Gardens/Drakes courtyard currently. It’s been there for a good 10 mins. Awful hope everyone is ok.”

Another added: “Heavily equipped armed police now.”

A spokesman for the Met said: “At 17:11pm on March 26 police observed two males seen tampering with a motorcycle in Mazemot Avenue, NW6.

“They were challenged by police and fled, making their way onto the roof of a nearby building in Kingsgate Road, where they currently remain.

“A member of the public reported seeing one of the men in possession of a firearm.

“This has not yet been confirmed. Specialist firearms officers are in attendance as a precaution.”

No arrest have yet been made. 

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Published at Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:07:00 +0000