Man charged over London office siege

Posted on by Rob Powell

CENTRAL London was brought to a standstill on Friday afternoon after a three-hour siege in an office.

Thousands of nearby workers were evacuated as the incident unfolded in Tottenham Court Road.

Office furniture and computers were thrown from a fifth floor office window in to the street.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed later that Michael Green, 48, of Stevenage, had been charged with a number of offences:

– Possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas or electrical incapacitating device/thing;
– False imprisonment;
– Bomb hoax, communicate false information;
– Criminal damage recklessly endangering life.

Detective Chief Inspector Raffaele D’Orsi, of Camden police, said: “Yesterday’s events were extremely rare and I would like to thank the general public and local business community for the support they provided to my officers in dealing with these matters so expeditiously.

Finally I can confirm it is all back to business as usual in Tottenham Court Road and the surrounding area.”

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