ARMED police were called to a notorious Fulham bail hostel after a resident threatened to shoot himself.
Firearms officers were dispatched to the flat near the junction with Munster Road on Thursday night after receiving a call from a neighbour, who said a man was threatening to commit suicide.
An ambulance was dispatched and police stormed the building but the man was later found nearby and taken away by paramedics. No weapon was found.
An onlooker told the Chronicle: "I came out of my home and noticed a line of police with guns. They screamed at me to go back inside and I saw a few officers running towards the Bayonne Estate. It was terrifying as I had no idea what was happening. With the history of this place, anything could have been going on."
Last year neighbours unsuccessfully lobbied for the property to be closed after complaining police were called there on an almost daily basis.
The house is run by Hounslow-based Hestia Housing and Support and is officially for 'single people requiring tenancy-related support'. It is funded by Hammersmith and Fulham Council, and residents can stay for a maximum of two years. There are 13 places.
A Chronicle investigation last year found officers had been called to the hostel 31 times in three months for offences ranging from anti-social behaviour to assault.
Property landlords Home Group admitted at the time that the situation 'couldn't continue', but neighbours say the house is just as disruptive at it ever has been.
The witness added: "I really can't believe nothing has been done about it. Even since Friday, police have been back nearly everyday. It really is a stain on the area and is worrying because you don't really know who is living there or what they are up to.
"People are genuinely frightened of the place."
Hestia says it has a 'zero-tolerance' approach to 'any behaviour that could potentially disturb residents'.
The Chronicle is awaiting comment from Home Group.