Man, 20, charged with holding imitation firearm in street next to Emirates Stadium

Police were called to Queensland Road, in the shadow of Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, on Friday night

Police were called to Queensland Road, in the shadow of Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, on Friday night to reports of a man with a firearm. Picture: Matt Kelly - Credit: Archant

A man has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm after a huge police incident in the shadow of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

Police were called to Queensland Road, in the shadow of Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, on Friday night

Police were called to Queensland Road, in the shadow of Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, on Friday night to reports of a man with a firearm. Picture: Matt Kelly - Credit: Archant

Queenland Road in Holloway was shut off at about 6pm on Friday after police received reports of a man armed with a firearm.

One bystander said over 100 homeowners and tenants were cut off from their flats as police dealt with the incident.

A Met spokesman this afternoon said 20-year-old Asani Jackson, of Queensland Road, was charged with possession of an imitation firearm, affray, and assault by beating. He was due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court today.


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