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Gun fired at police officers near Blackfriars Road

London SE1 website team

There was high drama in Blackfriars Road and surrounding streets on Wednesday afternoon when a man fired at least one gun shot at police officers.

Gun fired at police officers near Blackfriars Road
Gun fired at police officers near Blackfriars Road
Police car taped off outside Benson House near the corner of The Cut and Hatfields
Police helicopter above Blackfriars Road
Police helicopter above Blackfriars Road

It is thought that the incident may have started in Hatfields when officers approached a man near Benson House close to The Anchor & Hope.

He fired a shot at the two police officers and made off on foot towards Blackfriars Road and Union Street.

Blackfriars Road was sealed off between Stamford Street and The Cut.

According to a police spokesman neither of the officers suffered gunshot injuries but were being treated for shock.

People in Union Street say that they saw armed police officers pursuing the suspect.

A police helicopter was hovering above Union Street for some time.

See later update to this story (7.30pm)

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