“Armed Man” Threatens Firefighters At London Balcony Collapse Scene

Emergency crews are reportedly in a standoff with a man carrying a suspected firearm at a block of flats in Waterloo, central London.standoffThe standoff is at the scene where a balcony collapsed earlier on Friday morning.

Police and fire crews who attended the scene in Windmill Walk were “threatened by a man” who appeared to be in possession of a firearm, police told the BBC.

Crews had been called to assist with the collapsed balcony when they were threatened by the man. Police have evacuated the block of flats beside the Young Vic Theatre.

Armed officers have surrounded the area and fire engines are on standby.