BREAKING: London street on lockdown as armed police rush to scene

A major police incident is underway in East Ham, London, with witness footage showing armed officers aiming their weapons and shouting.

Barking Road, East Ham, has been sealed off with the shocking clip showing armed police aiming their weapons towards the roof of a parade of businesses.

They can be heard shouting: “Stand up, show us your hands.”

Officers have now raided a property at the scene, which is located near a Paddypower bookmakers branch.

Despite some reports on social media of a “man on the roof”, the small size of the police cordon indicates this is not the case.

Social media users have described the chaotic scene on Twitter.

One Twitter user said: “Avoid Barking Road high street North area. Police anti terror raid. Full on lock down.”

Another said: “Madness on East Ham Barking Road.”

A third Twitter user said: “Please, if anyone is in & around the East Ham area at the moment – Be Safe. Armed Police & Police Vans have cordoned off the High Street.”

While it has not been confirmed if the incidents are related, it comes after police raided a home in Barking believed to be linked to last night’s London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack.

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June 4th, 2017 by