Police are currently in an armed stand-off in Croydon with a man who is “threatening to kill people”.
In a tweet, the Met Police said they were called to Pagehurst Road in Addiscombe at around 8:30am, where an individual in a car was making threats.
In a statement they added: “A man was found in a car at the location and when approached he intimated he had a firearm.”
Armed officers and the London ambulance service attended the scene. “Officers are attempting to peacefully resolve the situation,” the statement added.
Road closures are currently in place.
Video posted to social media showed a large police presence in the area and a cordon in place.
Nearby Cressey College posted on Twitter to say it was “keeping all staff and students out of the are for the remainder of the day”.