Posted: Fri 12th May 2017

Man arrested for alleged ‘threats to kill’ following armed police incident in Flint

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, May 12th, 2017

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UPDATE: Flint Incident Over

A 25 year old man has been detained following an incident in Flint.

Police were called to an address in Maes Alaw at 7.11am following reports of a man behaving in an aggressive and threatening manner.

The individual has been arrested for affray and threats to kill.

CI Simon Barrasford said: ” We appreciate that this incident has caused significant disruption in the area. It has now concluded safely and no one has been hurt. i would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation.”

The surrounding roads have now reopened.

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UPDATE: North Wales Police Statement

Police would like to reassure residents in Flint that there is no risk to the public as they deal with an incident at an address in the town.

Officers were called to Maes Alaw at 7.11am today following reports of concern for the safety of a man acting in an aggressive and threatening manner.

CI Simon Barrasford said:

“We have trained negotiators at the scene who are working to resolve the situation. We have evacuated neighbours and closed the road to make it easier for us to engage with the individual. However, I would like to stress that there is no danger to the wider public or pupils at nearby schools.

“There are no other members of the public involved in this incident.

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UPDATE: Armed arrest

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UPDATE: Text sent to parents.

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UPDATE: School Closure

Flintshire County Council website says:

Flint, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Other Police Incident out of school main gates Major police incident outside school on Ffordd Llewelyn. Head teacher has made decision to close the school all day to ensure the children’s safety Full

Nearby secondary school St Richard Gwyn remains open.

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UPDATE:

Latest traffic report says: “Albert Avenue both ways closed due to police incident between Fford Llewelyn and A548 Chester Road.”

Police have now said via twitter: “Albert Avenue, Flint and Ffordd Llewelyn, Flint – both roads are currently closed”

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North Wales Police say that due to an ongoing incident access to St Richard Gwyn High School and St Mary’s Primary School is closed via Albert Avenue and Ffordd Llewelyn.

Access to the two schools can be gained by Coed Onn Road.

The nature of the incident is unclear at the moment, however, Glyn Jones tweeted at 8.33 armed police were seen outside St Richard Gwyn High School:

More as and when.

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