police baker road incident
A man has been arrested in connection with the reported shooting at Uxbridge JobCentre Plus
Armed police were called to Bakers Road and a police helicopter hovered overhead after an incident in which it appeared shots had been fired at the JobCentre Plus building.
But it now appears the damage was caused by a hammer.
At least five 'projectile impacts' were seen on the window of the office, and a police car with three armed officers inside was parked in the bus station in Bakers Road for some time after the incident.
A spokesman for JobCentre Plus said the office was immediately locked down in order to safeguard staff and clients inside. He said it had now re-opened.
But in a statement at 4pm today (Wednesday), The Met said: "Initial reports to police were that shots had been fired at the window. However, further investigation reveals that the damage had been caused by a hammer."
A man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and remains in custody at a west London police station.
In April 2010, Daryl Rowe caused more than s20,000 of damage to the centre's windows with an axe.