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Armed Police Called to Ynyshir

Written by on 14th July 2020

Armed police were called to a residential street in Ynyshir on Monday evening following reports a man had made “threats” with a weapon.

Several armed police officers and police vehicles were seen in Ynyshir Road, at around 6.30pm and the road was blocked as officers made enquiries.

A spokesman for South Wales Police said the officers were responding as a “precautionary measure” following reports a man had made threats and could potentially have been in possession of a weapon.

A man was arrested in connection with the incident.

They said: “Police arrested a man following an incident in the Porth area last night.

“At approximately 6.30pm armed officers were deployed to Ynyshir Road as precaution in response to information that a suspect, who was reported to have made threats, could potentially have been in possession of a weapon.

“A man was arrested shortly after.”

No-one was said to be hurt during the incident.

Pictures shared from the scene show officers making enquiries at the Wong Sang Chinese Take Away shop, as well as the McColls corner shop according to Wales Online.