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Armed police in Collier Row after man threatens officers with a meat cleaver

PUBLISHED: 11:38 15 December 2018 | UPDATED: 12:34 15 December 2018

Armed police in Collier Row last night. Photo: Mia Hayworth

Armed police in Collier Row last night. Photo: Mia Hayworth

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Police tasered a man in Collier Row after he threatened officers with a meat cleaver.

Officers attended an address in Essex Road at around 9.15 last night (Friday, December 14) to arrest a man in relation to a domestic incident.

Once police arrived the man in his 50s armed himself with a meat cleaver and threatened officers.

Essex Road was closed last night after a man with a meat cleaver tried to attack police officers. Photo: Google MapsEssex Road was closed last night after a man with a meat cleaver tried to attack police officers. Photo: Google Maps

Armed police also attended the scene.

The man was detained after he ran out of the house and was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill.

Police used a taser to arrest the man.

He remains in custody at an east London hospital.

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