Kingsland Road reopened after police officers talk a man down from a roof

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Officers from the Metropolitan Police are on the scene (Source: Getty)
Kingsland Road has been reopened after police talked a man down from the roof of a building he had been threatening to throw himself from.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police were called to the scene – a major A-road near Shoreditch - at 10:22am this morning, along with London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade. Police negotiators were also in attendance.
The man is thought to be in his mid-30s, a police spokeswoman told City A.M.
The incident played havoc with traffic, causing long queues and "serious delays" on Old Street, City Road and Hackney Road. However Kingsland Road has now been reopened.
Buses on numerous routes had been diverted.
Eyewitnesses shared pictures of the police presence on Twitter.