A person was injured earlier today (May 7) in East London after being shot in broad daylight with an air rifle. According to The Metropolitan Police, an air rifle was fired from an address and onto the street in Newham.
The man was arrested by unarmed officers and taken into custody. On its Twitter The Met wrote: “ #BTeam officers responded to calls of an air rifle being discharged from an address and into the street on High Street North. A pedestrian received minor injuries.
“Unarmed officers bravely confronted the male suspect and arrested him. One air rifle has been recovered.” Today’s events come just 24 hours after an armed response unit raided an address in Bermondsey, South London, after they received reports of man making threats to kill.
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At 12.45pm yesterday (May 6) the Metropolitan Police received reports of a man making threats to kill and were informed that he had a gun. Heavily armed police rushed to the scene where stunned neighbours watched as they attempted to force their way into a property at Breton House.
A man eventually left the property where he was confronted by around 10 guns pointed at him. The Met said a man was detained on suspicion of making threats to kill. No gun was found at the scene.
Video footage showed the officers attempting to force entry into the property before detaining the man. The incident was resolved shortly after 3pm.
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