Man ‘armed with a knife’ arrested after ‘making threats to kill’ in Finchley Road

PUBLISHED: 17:25 27 June 2020 | UPDATED: 17:58 27 June 2020

Kentish Town man charged with assaulting pensioner on bus. Picture: Met Police

Kentish Town man charged with assaulting pensioner on bus. Picture: Met Police

Metropolitan Police

A man “armed with a knife” has been arrested after “making threats to kill” in Finchley Road.

Emergency services responded to an incident at approximately 10.50am on Saturday (June 27) at a property in Finchley Road near the junction with Platts Lane.

A man in his 40s was arrested and taken into custody where he remains, Scotland Yard said.

A police spokesperson said there were “reports he was armed with a knife”.

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“Officers attended and spoke with the man, aged in his 40s, who was inside his address,” they said.

“He was subsequently arrested for making threats to kill and taken into custody at a north London police station where he remains.”

A source told the Ham & High: “At one stage as many as 12 to 15 officers were at the scene as well as at least one ambulance but there are no reports of injuries.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson for LAS said: “We were called to Finchley Road at that time but we didn’t treat anyone nor take anyone to hospital.

At 4pm on Saturday a police presence remained at the house.

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