NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Aug 2nd, 2016.
Armed police arrested 60-year old man in Connah’s Quay this morning after he allegedly used an axe to smash the windows of Motorworld.
Police were called just before 10am this morning, Tuesday 2nd August, to reports that a man had smashed a shop window and was in possession various items which police say could have been used as weapons.
One witness reported on twitter: “Man has just smashed motor world’s window with a metal bar and is now hanging out of his window with an axe”
Police Officers quickly cordoned off an area of Connah’s Quay closing parts of High Street and Wepre Lane as the incident unfolded.
Specialist police officers, including armed units and trained negotiators, were called in to assist local officers.
A 60-year-old local man who was seen in a nearby house gave himself up to police peacefully shortly after 11am.
The man was arrested for criminal damage and public order offences, and taken to a local Police Station for questioning.
Chief Inspector Nick Evans who coordinated the Police response said:
“This morning’s incident in the High Street Connahs Quay ended peacefully and thankfully no one was injured.
I’d like to pass on my thanks to the local community for their patience and understanding during the incident.
Police resources were quickly deployed to the scene and our objective of protecting the public, resolving the incident peacefully and returning the area to normality as soon as possible was achieved.”
An investigation is now underway and North Wales Police would like to hear from anyone who can assist to contact them on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote U114271.
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