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Man in court for London shopping district standoff

Man in court for London shopping district standoff

A man at the center of a three-hour-long standoff that closed part of one of Britain's busiest shopping streets is to appear at London magistrate court.
Police said 48-year-old Michael Green will appear in court Monday accused of five offenses _ possession of a weapon, false imprisonment, making a hoax bomb threat, recklessly endangering lives and criminal damage.
Dozens of heavily armed police, snipers and specialist hazard teams closed off a stretch of Tottenham Court Road on Friday after a man allegedly walked into an office building, hurled computers and other equipment out of windows and threatened staff.
Armed police later led the suspect away after several hours of negotiations.


Updated : 2021-03-08 02:42 GMT+08:00