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police with machine guns were just running up and down union st

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Wednesday 5 August 2009 2.25pm
There's a helicopter here and they've got blackfriars bridge road closed with about 6 cop cars and you can hear lots of sirens every few seconds. Anyone know what's going on?
Wednesday 5 August 2009 2.26pm
Yes - apparently someone has been shooting at the police. Blackfriars Road cordoned off and no one allowed in. My husband was on his way home and the police said get indoors and stay there!
Wednesday 5 August 2009 2.27pm
Man with a gun. Last seen on a roof by Univeral Tyres.
Wednesday 5 August 2009 2.31pm
Or even Universal Tyres.
Wednesday 5 August 2009 2.45pm
Got out of the tube just now, somebody said the police had fired shots. Loads of police and ambulances out there.
Wednesday 5 August 2009 2.46pm
BBC News 24 reporting a policeman injured in Waterloo, in an "ongoing incident"
Wednesday 5 August 2009 2.49pm
Policeman shot in leg. Bullet missed the important bit.
Wednesday 5 August 2009 3.16pm

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Wednesday 5 August 2009 4.29pm
BBC is not very accurate....

"Officers from a specialist unit were called to The Cut, a bar and restaurant near Waterloo station, at 1502 BST. "

"..he ran off into Blackfrairs Street"

Sky News wins this reporting 6-0.
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