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Man arrested after police negotiations in Tivetshall prove successful




A man in his 30s has been arrested by police following an incident in School Road, Tivetshall St Margaret.

Officers were called to the area last night following concerns for the safety of a man. Picture by Mecha Morton.
Officers were called to the area last night following concerns for the safety of a man. Picture by Mecha Morton.

Police were called to the area last night at approximately 10pm following concerns for the safety of a man. The man, who was in a distressed state, locked himself in a property.

Following lengthy negotiations, officers entered the property and the man was detained and remains in police custody where further assessments will take place.

Leading on the incident, Chief Inspector Kris Barnard said: "The area around the property was cordoned off for the safety of all involved, including local residents.

"Specialist police resources worked throughout the day to bring this matter to a safe conclusion and I would like to thank people nearby for their patience and understanding.”

School Road and Tivetshall Primary School have been closed. Picture by Mecha Morton.
School Road and Tivetshall Primary School have been closed. Picture by Mecha Morton.

A number of police units including response, firearms officers and trained negotiators attended the scene.

The head teacher of Tivetshall Primary School, near to the scene, was advised about the incident and made the decision to close the school.



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