‘Armed police’ rush to scene of ongoing incident in London

Emergency services have rushed to the scene of an ongoing incident in the Hermon Hill area of Wanstead, East London.

Reports suggest armed police are on the scene.

Residents are being asked to avoid the area and road closures are in place.

One local said on social media: “What’s happening in Wanstead? Armed Police at house on Hermon Hill”.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police said: “Police are currently dealing with an ongoing incident in the Hermon Hill area of Wanstead. 

“There is an increased police presence in the area and road closures are in place.

“Please avoid the locality and find alternative route.

“CAD 2165/6JUL21 refers.”