Police shot a man to death this morning after being called to reports of a gunman wandering the streets.
Firearms cops rushed to the scene at around 3:50am after receiving calls about a man making threats and claiming he had a firearm.
Met Police fatally gunned the man down near a petrol station in Collier Row, east London, at about 4:45am.
He is believed to be in his 40s, and the Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.
A Met Police spokesperson said: “Firearms officers attended the location and were informed the man had left the address, armed with a firearm.
At approximately 04:45hrs a man – believed to be aged in his 40s – was shot by police in the vicinity of Collier Row Road and Lodge Lane.
“He was pronounced dead at the scene at 05:17hrs.
“Road closures remain in place around the scene.”
The Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.
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