The man called the Met Police around 8pm last night to tell them that he wanted to take his own life and that he was in possession of loaded guns, according to a police statement.
Officers rushed to his address in Weston Green, Dagenham, and tried to talk to the man, believed to be in his 40s, in order to 'bring the incident to a safe conclusion'. Police contacted a specialist negotiator and continued efforts to engage with the man before shots were fired by officers just before 9pm.Being The 'Nam, I guess police rightly weren't going to assume he was bluffing...
While the investigation is in its early stages, the Met Police has already revealed that a non-police firearm was found at the scene.Shouldn't be a long investigation, should it?
The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards was made aware immediately after the incident and the Independent Office for Police Conduct has been informed.Even for them.