Man is arrested ‘after driving car into north London police station’ as video shows officers tackling suspect to the ground and fighting FIRE in the street outside
- Footage shows officers tackling a man outside Edmonton Police Station
- A car is seen jutting out from side of the building which has now been sealed off
- Separate as-yet unverified videos show a man pouring a liquid on to the tarmac
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A man has tonight been arrested after a car ploughed into a north London police station – as footage appeared to show the road outside being doused with petrol and set alight.
Witnesses captured the moment officers tackled a man to the ground outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street at around 7pm.
The front of the vehicle is pictured wedged inside the building’s glass doors which appear to have been smashed open.
Scotland Yard has said the police station has now been evacuated and sealed off by a large cordon.
Fire and ambulance crews scrambled to the scene but no injuries have yet been reported.
Separate and as-yet unverified videos show a man pouring a clear flammable liquid on to the tarmac before sending it up in flames in front of horrified onlookers.
Witnesses captured the moment officers tackled a man to the ground outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street at around 7pm
Videos show a man pouring a clear flammable liquid on to the tarmac before sending it up in flames in front of horrified onlookers
A car is seen jutting out from the side of the building which has now been sealed off by a police cordon
Peter Allimadi, 30, from Edmonton, who works in Whitehall, said he heard ‘shouting, a loud crash and sirens from everywhere’.
He said: ‘I came out of the Lidl to see what the commotion was about, police screaming instructions to citizens to back away, some scared shoppers, commuters and parents running from the scene.’
Scotland Yard said: ‘At around 18:58hrs on Wednesday a vehicle collided with the station office at Edmonton Police Station.
‘A man – no further details – has been detained in connection with the incident.
‘The vehicle remains at the scene. Specialist officers are in attendance while it is examined. At this stage we have not been informed of any injuries.
‘London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade are present. The police station has been evacuated and a large police cordon is in place.’
Councillor Ergin Erbil tweeted: ‘Reports of major incident declared at Edmonton Green police station. If you’re in the Fore Street area stay safe and be careful.’
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Unverified footage shows officers tackling a man to the ground outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street, which sources say has been evacuate
Unverified footage shows a cordon outside Edmonton Police Station on Fore Street, which has been evacuated, according to sources