Arrest made after armed police alert
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.