The Metropolitan Police has released a statement following an incident in Edmonton last night (11th November) where a vehicle was driven into the front office of Edmonton Police station.
The Met confirmed that officers were initially alerted to a collision outside of Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street at around 18:58 hours.
A 45-year-old man then exited the vehicle before dousing it with petrol. The male then allegedly tried to set fire to the car.
Officers quickly arrived on the scene.
One video that has been shared on social media shows officers running towards a fire that had been started on the road before apprehending the suspect.
The officers have been applauded for their bravery as they ran towards an unknown danger and quickly extinguished the fire and detained the suspect.
The male was arrested on suspicion of arson and several other offences. He remains in police custody.
The Met has confirmed that the incident is not being treated as terror-related and that nobody was hurt.
Commander Ade Adelekan said:
“This appears to have been an isolated incident and does not seem to be terror-related. I am satisfied that there is no wider risk to the community.”
“Local officers will continue to carry out enquiries, but at this stage, we are not looking for anybody else.
“I would like to thank the public for their response to the incident and would urge anyone with information about what happened to contact police.
“I also acknowledge the brave actions of local officers who confronted and arrested the suspect in a dangerous and challenging situation”.
Anyone who has images or video that could assist the police with their investigation is asked to upload them to ukpoliceimageappeal.co.uk.
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