Armed cops swoop on street in Dundee

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page - BY LIND­SEY HAMILTON

RES­I­DENTS have spo­ken of their shock af­ter spe­cial ops po­lice of­fi­cers armed with guns swooped on a Dundee street.

The in­ci­dent took place at Lochee Road in the Polepark area around 2pm on Satur­day.

Spe­cial ops cops were at the scene wear­ing bal­a­clavas and car­ry­ing weapons.

To­day, Po­lice Scot­land said the ac­tiv­ity was part of a “pre-planned” op­er­a­tion and a man had been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with a war­rant.

Gavin Brown, 22, from Cleping­ton Road, said he saw at least three po­lice of­fi­cers wear­ing masks and car­ry­ing guns. He added: “I was walk­ing down the road with my part­ner and chil­dren when these cars pulled up and all these guys jumped out — they were po­lice of­fi­cers and I saw them car­ry­ing guns.

“One came over to tell us to stay where we were and he was also car­ry­ing a gun.

“My kids were pan­ick­ing see­ing the guns and hear­ing all the shout­ing that was go­ing on.

“I then saw po­lice sur­round­ing a door at the nearby block of flats.”

An­other eye­wit­ness said she had seen a “heavy” po­lice pres­ence and that the of­fi­cers were car­ry­ing weapons.

She added: “It looked to me like some kind of ma­jor op­er­a­tion was go­ing on. Po­lice pulled up at the bus shel­ter. They were wear­ing masks and it looked to me like they were car­ry­ing weapons.

“There were also big po­lice vans parked out­side the flats. The of­fi­cers went into a block of flats and I could see them at a flat on the top floor.”

An­other res­i­dent said she was walk­ing to the bus stop around 2pm when sev­eral po­lice cars pulled up. She said: “I was shocked to see po­lice with guns get out of their cars and sur­round the area. They also seemed to have bal­a­clava-style masks cov­er­ing their faces.

“Some po­lice shouted at mem­bers of the pub­lic to stay back — it was like some­thing off the TV and re­ally quite scary.”

A po­lice spokesman said: “At around 2.15pm on Satur­day, of­fi­cers from Po­lice Scot­land con­ducted an op­er­a­tion in the Lochee area.

“As a re­sult, one man was ar­rested in con­nec­tion with a war­rant. Spe­cial­ist of­fi­cers from the op­er­a­tional sup­port divi­sion were in­volved. This was a pre­planned op­er­a­tion car­ried out un­der con­trolled cir­cum­stances and there was no risk to pub­lic safety at any time.”

NHS Tay­side’s an­timi­cro­bial man­age­ment team is sup­port­ing the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion’s An­tibi­otic Aware­ness Week in a “rock­ing” way.

Join­ing forces with @carnoustie rocks, the team is hid­ing rocks with an an­tibi­otic-re­sis­tant bug theme around Tay­side for fam­i­lies to find in a fun and healthy ac­tiv­ity. An­timi­cro­bial phar­macy tech­ni­cian Sarah Thom­son en­cour­aged peo­ple to get in­volved.

Po­lice at the scene

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