Armed police and negotiators in Ingol after man found with pitchfork and knife

Posted on - 22nd May, 2020 - 9:58am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Ingol, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Uncategorized
Armed police in Dovedale Avenue

Armed police have cordoned off an area of Dovedale Avenue, Ingol, after a man with a sword was seen in the street.


Officers were called to the incident shortly after 8am and found the man at a house nearby, with a pitchfork and a knife.

Update: Police have now arrested a man in connection with the incident

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We were called around 8.05am today (Friday, May 22) to a report of suspicious circumstances in Dovedale Avenue, Preston.

“It was reported a man was seen walking on the street with a sword.

“Officers attended with the man found at an address in possession of a pitchfork and knife. 

“Following concerns for his welfare a cordon has been established with armed officers and a police negotiator at the scene.”

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