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Armed police in St Matthews as man arrested with firearm

Posted on - 26th July, 2016 - 11:52am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Preston News
Armed police in Skeffington Road Pic: Ryan Moss

Armed police off Skeffington Road Pic: Ryan Moss

A man has been arrested after armed police surrounded a house in St Matthews.

The 30-year-old man was arrested after another man was threatened with a firearm.

Armed police carried out a ‘containment’ on Tuesday morning in Fitzgerald Street off Skeffington Road.

Armed officers stand guard in St Matthews Pic: Phil Hobson

Armed officers stand guard in St Matthews Pic: Phil Hobson

The threat to a 26-year-old man was made on Monday.

Chief Inspector Mike Adamson said: “I would like to reassure the public that incidents of this nature are rare and we have moved quickly to take action.

“We have arrested one man and are still at the address conducting searches. Reassurance patrols will continue once we have withdrawn from the area.”

Police blocked off the road during the incident Pic: Phil Hobson

Police blocked off the road during the incident Pic: Phil Hobson

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