‘Wo­man with knife’ causes com­mo­tion near pri­mary school

MONIFIETH: Po­lice called to con­trol sit­u­a­tion dur­ing morn­ing school run

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS - STE­WART ALEXAN­DER

Po­lice of­fi­cers and dog han­dlers swooped on a quiet res­i­den­tial street amid fears a wo­man had been seen bran­dish­ing a knife close to a pri­mary school.

Neigh­bours on Grange Road, Monifieth, re­ported the in­ci­dent in the mid­dle of the morn­ing school run.

Sev­eral po­lice cars and vans flooded the street just be­fore 9am yes­ter­day in re­sponse to the calls.

Par­ents with chil­dren watched as of­fi­cers stormed a prop­erty on the road.

One wit­ness said: “I was head­ing down Grange Road just be­fore 9am when it just kicked off.

“Po­lice cars and vans were ar­riv­ing in the street and of­fi­cers were rush­ing out of their ve­hi­cles and up the path of a house across the road from the school.

“It all looked pretty se­ri­ous. I heard that a wo­man was run­ning about bran­dish­ing a knife around an area near three ter­raced houses just across the road from the school.

“There were loads of par­ents drop­ping their chil­dren off at the school just as the po­lice ar­rived.

“The road was also very busy with morn­ing traf­fic and the po­lice ar­riv­ing caused mas­sive con­ges­tion.”

One wo­man said: “I saw sev­eral po­lice cars and vans ar­rive in Grange Road around 8.50am.

“About six of­fi­cers rushed out of their cars and vans and ran up a path lead­ing to a house just across from the school.

“I also saw a po­lice dog van so reck­oned that a po­lice dog must have also been used. I had no idea what was go­ing on.

“You don’t nor­mally see things like this go­ing on in this area.

“It looked to me like some kind of ma­jor sit­u­a­tion.

“The po­lice cars and of­fi­cers were there for around an hour and a half.”

One man who drove past the scene said: “I was told that there was real con­cern for peo­ple liv­ing in the houses po­lice ar­rived at be­cause a wo­man with a knife was re­ported to po­lice.

“I was told that there had been shout­ing and scream­ing and that a wo­man was seen with a knife.

“I saw sev­eral po­lice of­fi­cers go into a house and there was also a dog taken into the gar­den of one of the houses po­lice were at.”

Po­lice con­firmed they at­tended at an ad­dress on the road over con­cerns for a per­son.

A spokes­woman said: “The per­son con­cerned was left in the care of med­i­cal staff.”

“It all looked pretty se­ri­ous. I heard that a wo­man was run­ning about bran­dish­ing a knife

Wit­nesses said sev­eral po­lice ve­hi­cles were at the scene yes­ter­day morn­ing.

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