Police have arrested a man on suspicion of a firearms offence after responding to a number of incidents in Islington.

Police were called shortly after 12:00hrs on Sunday, 24 July to reports of a domestic disturbance on Junction Road, N19, and further reports of a firearm discharge.

A fire had also been started at the property.

Armed officers responded, and when they arrived a man was making threats to shoot a member of the public; he was quickly detained and a suspected firearm recovered from the scene.

Officers called for support from the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade.

As a result of officers’ actions, a 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm, possession of an offensive weapon [a knife] and arson. A Taser was discharged during the arrest.

The man was taken to hospital as a precaution before being taken into custody. It has been confirmed his injuries are minor.

There are no further reports of injuries to any other members of the public.

Commander Kyle Gordon, the Met’s Head of Firearms, said: “I would like to thank the members of the public for contacting us and helping us locate this dangerous man.

“Incidents like this are thankfully rare, but I would also like to place on record my thanks to my colleagues who again demonstrated how quickly they will stand between the public and harm.”

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

As routine in incidents of this nature, the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.

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