Officers taped off streets in Croydon around 9am GMT today after receiving reports that the individual was abusing locals and threatening to kill people, ONA reports.
Armed police are locked in a stand-off with a man said to have a gun in Croydon, south London — officers currently surrounded a red car, in which the man is barricaded.
"Police were called at 8.32am on Tuesday 19 March, by a man who stated he would kill people. Officers attended Pagehurst Road near the junction with Addiscombe Road, Addiscombe. A man was found in a car at the location and when approached he intimated he had a firearm. Armed officers, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade have attended the scene. Officers are attempting to peacefully resolve the situation," the Metropolitan Police said.