- Video shows a man running into a garden as he is pursued by dozen riot officers
- Footage shows the officers tackling the man to the ground after using tear gas
- Police yesterday shut down Golders Green Road in the north west of the capital
- Councillor Alex Prager tweeted it 'appears to have involved a Molotov cocktail'
- Police arrested a man over 'a number of offences' but 'no one has been injured' This is the moment riot officers chase a stab vest-wearing man around a garden trampoline as they hunt a suspect who threw a petrol bomb near a synagogue.
Footage shows more than a dozen geared-up officers - some with riot shields - bursting into a garden on the heels of a suspect.
The man, who appears to be wearing nothing but a stab-vest on his torso, is seen running around a trampoline in a bid to keep a distance between himself and the pursuing officers.But they immediately make a B-line for the man, using what appears to be tear gas and a riot shield to bring him to the ground.
The video emerged after a man was arrested for reportedly throwing a Molotov cocktail near a synagogue in London.
Officers detained a man, but said no one had been injured during the incident near The Golders Green Beth Hamedrash Congregation Synagogue.
Footage shows firefighters battling a small fire as people can be heard discussing whether it was caused by a petrol bomb.
The Jewish News reported that police do not believe that the incident is related to terror or anti-Semitism.
The Community Security Trust, a charity helping UK Jews with security and antisemitism, said in a tweet: 'Incident in Golders Green this afternoon appears NOT terror related.
'We thank the emergency services for their constant vigilance and work.'
Councillor for West Hendon Alex Prager tweeted: 'Police and fire brigade on site. Appears to have involved a Molotov cocktail next to a synagogue on The Riding.'
One man said: 'Why did he wait all that time to throw that little bottle?' Dozens of police and firemen can be seen running down the road.
A witness told Jewish News: 'There were lots of police of different varieties and a chopper going overheard.
'The road has been cordoned off from Ravenscroft to Be Kosher and we have seen riot police and numerous unmarked cars.
'The police have said it is a 'life and death situation' but we have not heard more information.'
And Peter Phillips told the Ham and High: 'We saw all the emergency vehicles turn up. Fire brigade, ambulance, must have been about 15 police vehicles.
'We saw the first two police cars turn up and people rushed out of an upstairs flat pointing after a car that had sped off, they went straight after him.'
Police said: 'Police were called at 12.28 to The Riding #GoldersGreen #NW11 to a report of a concern for safety.
'Officers attended and found a man with a vehicle. The man is believed to have set fire to an object before being detained.
'No members of the public or officers are believed to have been injured. Enquiries are ongoing.
'The man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences. As a precaution, nearby roads have been closed.'