Armed police called to incident in Ashington

Armed police were called to an incident in Ashington today (Thursday).

Thursday, 13th April 2017, 12:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:20 pm
The incident in Ashington. Picture by David Flynn

Officers, including members of Northumbria Police’s armed response unit, were called to College Road following reports of concern for a man inside.

The road was closed for nearly two hours while officers dealt with the incident.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called to an address in College Road, Ashington, at 9.58am today following reports of concern for a man.

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“As a safety precaution, officers dealing with the incident closed College Road while the incident was dealt with.

“A 44-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and enquiries are ongoing.”