Man tasered as Romford homes evacuated after reports of him threatening to harm himself
PUBLISHED: 15:42 26 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:44 26 March 2019
Police officers, fire engines and paramedics were called to the scene in Parkside Avenue.
Houses in Romford were evacuated this afternoon after reports of a man threatening to harm himself.
Police officers, fire engines and paramedics were called to Parkside Avenue, Romford, at around 2.38pm following concerns for the welfare of the occupants in an address.
Some neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution after the smell of gas was reported.
This is due to a suspected gas leak inside the property, the cause of which has yet to be established.
A man in his 50s was then seen inside the address threatening to harm himself.
A taser was deployed and discharged.
The male has been detained and will be taken into custody.
Road closures remain in place but will be lifted as soon as possible.
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