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Police arrest man ‘armed with acid’ who threatened driver and other passengers on bus in south London

Police arrest man ‘armed with acid’ who threatened driver and other passengers on bus in south London

(UKNIP) A man who allegedly threatened a bus driver and passengers with “acid” has been arrested following a three-hour stand-off in south London. Officers dressed in chemical suits dramatically stormed the No 109 firing Tasers on London Road, Thornton Heath just before midnight. Police then stripped the 44-year-old suspect, wearing an orange jumpsuit, in the street and removed him strapped to wheeled stretcher. The man – police said may have consumed drugs – was taken to hospital for medical evaluations. According to witnesses, he boarded the bus in Brixton and began smoking. When confronted by other passengers around 8.30pm, he allegedly threatened them with a bottle of what he claimed was a corrosive substance. The contents were found not to be harmful. The Metropolitan Police urged people to avoid the area, asking pedestrians and drivers to seek alternative routes. Dozens of officers, including the force’s Territorial Support Group, firefighters and ambulance workers attended the scene. Four double decker buses were pictured parked up on the sealed off road. One local posted on social media: “I …