Met Police confirmed on Thursday, November 12, that an incident that occurred at Edmonton police station in the Edmonton Green area of north London on Wednesday night, November 11, was not being treated as a terror-related attack. The Edmonton police station was evacuated after a car crashed into the building at 18:58 (local time). Following the car ramming into the station, the driver, and suspect, persisted to pour petrol over the vehicle and onto the street nearby and set it alight. Police apprehended the suspect and arrested him on suspicion of arson and other offenses. Emergency response teams including London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Bridge were called to the scene on Fore Street; cordons were erected and nearby roads were closed amid the response operations. No injuries were reported. Local council officials had described the crash as a "major incident" and urged people to avoid the area. Police officers have reportedly been able to return to the building and nearby residents previously evacuated have been permitted to return home.
A heightened security presence and localized disruptions remain likely in the immediate vicinity of the police station as investigations continue over the coming hours.
Those in London are advised to monitor the situation and adhere to all directives issued by local authorities.
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