Army Ordnance Disposal team called after chemicals and ‘other substances found in Bagillt flat
A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing explosive substances following Wednesday mornings incident in Bagillt which saw properties evacuated and an Army bomb disposal team brought in.
North Wales Police were called to a flat in Bron y Wern Bagillt at 5.30am on Wednesday following concerns about a man’s well-being.
As a result a local man in his 30’s was taken to hospital, he is not thought to be in a serious condition.
Whilst in Bron y Wern officers discovered a number of suspected chemicals and other substances which gave them cause for concern.
The flat was sealed off and adjoining properties were evacuated as a precaution whilst other experts were called to examine the items found.
An Army Explosives Ordnance Disposal Team from Chester and Fire Service specialists were called to the scene and the area was made safe say police.
The items found were removed and are being examined to determine exact make-up.
Supt Nick Evans at North Wales Police who managed the multi-agency response said.
‘The incident was discovered by officers attending following concerns about a man’s safety and they were fortunately alert enough to notice substances within the flat which caused them some concern.
As a precaution the adjoining flats were evacuated whilst other experts were summoned and the items were safely removed for a more comprehensive examination.
Residents have now been allowed to return to their property’s.
The flat’s occupant has now been discharged from hospital but arrested on suspicion of possessing explosive substances.
He awaits interviewing by detectives.
We are working with our partners in the local authority to address the impact of this morning’s events and any concerns that exist within the local community. ’
‘The response of all our emergency service partners and EOD was reassuringly prompt and professional and I’d like to pass on my sincere thanks to all those involved.
I’d also like to extend our thanks to those evacuated and the local community for their patience and understanding whilst events unfolded and I’m happy to report the area will be returned to normality as soon as possible.’
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