The Met Police has said the woman who was threatened with a knife by a man at a house in Islington was unharmed. They believe that the man and the woman knew each other.
Neighbours saw a woman being escorted from the scene accompanied by a female police officer. The Met said she was treated for shock.
A 40 year-old man has been shot dead by armed police at a home in Islington. The Met said that officers were called to the house in Shepperton Road last night after reports that a man had broken into a house. A police negotiator was also called to the scene.
Police said that the man was threatening a woman with a knife. Shots were fired by armed officers. The man was pronounced dead on the way to hospital.
I was woken up to shouts and immediately afterwards to what sounded like four or five bangs. They were gunshots. We saw the ambulance and police. There were eight police vehicles I could see from my window, and I saw five armed officers.
The Met said the incident had been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission:
As in any shooting, officers from the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed and this incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
A volley of gunshots "like fireworks" were heard by neighbours as police shot dead a man who was threatening a woman with a knife in north London.
Pictures taken by eyewitnesses showed a middle-aged woman in a pink blanket being comforted by a police officer as she was led away from the house in Shepperton Road in Islington.
I was woken up to shouts and immediately afterwards to what sounded like four or five bangs. They were gunshots.
I think I heard five gunshots, but a gunshot in real life doesn't sound like it does on TV. It sounded like loud bangs on a door. Bang, bang, bang. Then I realised, if it's somebody banging on the door, why can I hear it?
I thought I heard fireworks, that's what it sounded like to me. It was around 1am. The shots didn't last long at all, but it wasn't a standard type of firework sound. It sounded different.
83 year-old George Michael who went missing in Islington yesterday has now been found.
Police in Islington have asked the public to look out for 83 year-old George Michael who was last seen on Wednesday afternoon in the Angel area. They are concerned because he has severe dementia.
When he was last seen, he was wearing a black hat and a black jacket. Anyone with information should call 101 or the Missing People charity on 116000.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested today after police found a knife hidden in his pants. The teenager was held by officers as part of a co-ordinated day of action targeting knife crime across the capital.
He was detained by police in Islington during 'Operation Big Wing' involving more than 5,800 officers from London’s 32 boroughs.
Tackling weapon-related violence is a priority for the Met. Operations continually take place throughout the Met - focusing on key times and places where intelligence points to the highest risk.
We proactively target known violent offenders, stopping and searching people to detect and deter the carrying of weapons and to deploy screening arches in locations such as transport hubs.
However we cannot rely on enforcement as the only tool. We work with schools and this engagement forms a very important part of our prevention work. We work closely with some fantastic programmes and groups such as Growing Against Gangs and Violence and speak to children of all ages.
Islington Council were less than impressed when the King's Cross flat appeared on a property website.Read the full story ›
A man in his 20s is in a critical condition in hospital tonight after a stabbing in Islington.
Emergency services were called to Horsell Road just after 2:30pm this afternoon. No one has been arrested.
Residents in north London claim homes were left vibrating over four miles away during the two night concert at the weekend.Read the full story ›
9 year old missing person now located. Many thanks for all the retweets and assistance