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London Bridge Man 'Armed With AK-47' Detained By Police At Borough Market

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UPDATE: This new image of the gun being examined by forensic police officers has been tweeted by LBC Radio.

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An armed man has been detained by police in a busy London high street.

Police raced to a Barclay's bank on Borough High Street, near London Bridge, on Thursday afternoon.

Eyewitnesses reported a man wielding what looked like an AK-47.


Samuel Whiston
Just had to hit the floor with Quiet drink interrupted by man running past with AK47 followed by 3 armed men screaming "get down"

Darren Burn
Called the cops but they're still not here. Gunman was carrying gun with a Sports Direct bag in tow.

Darren Burn
In The George pub in Borough and black man with a gun that looked like an AK47 run through. Men chasing him shouting "get down he has a gun"

ITV Journalist Darren Burn, who was at the scene, tweeted a picture apparently showing the suspect being detained.

A Met Police spokeswoman said officers had been called at about 1.47pm on Thursday to reports of an armed robbery on a bank in London SE1.

"A man was arrested, and was taken to South London police station," she said.

"The incident is being dealt with by the Met's flying squad.

"We believe a firearm was involved but not used."