London panic: Armed police rush to Farringdon after man 'threatens to blow up building'

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    Firefighters initially rushed to tackle a blaze at a flat in Farringdon Lane. But, they later said on “investigation that was not the case”. The London Fire Brigade said it is “now a police led incident”.

    Witnesses on social media claim they have been evacuated with reports of armed police on the scene.

    Some have suggested a man is “threatening to blow up the building”.

    One local said: “The police are trying to get him out but he’s threatening to blow up the building.”

    Another person added: “He’s got aerosols or something, he’s got knives, and he’s threatening the armed police officer so they decided to evacuate just to make everyone safe.”

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