Ar­rest made af­ter armed po­lice alert

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

ARMED po­lice of­fi­cers swarmed on a coun­try lane af­ter they re­ceived re­ports of threats from a sui­ci­dal armed man. The in­ci­dent hap­pened in Ham­street Road, be­tween Kingsnorth and the junc­tion of Hor­nash Lane, on Satur­day. Of­fi­cers ar­rested a 21-year-old man. No one was hurt dur­ing the in­ci­dent. A spokesman for Kent Po­lice said: “Of­fi­cers were alerted to a sit­u­a­tion at an ad­dress in Ham­street Road at 11.34am. “It was be­lieved a man was sui­ci­dal and pos­si­bly armed. Armed re­sponse of­fi­cers were de­ployed to the scene as a pre­cau­tion.” He added that the man ar­rested by of­fi­cers was now await­ing as­sess­ment.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne PD1649962

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