Firearms team called to Weston road after ‘concern for welfare’ reports
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Firearm police officers were called to a street in Weston after receiving reports of a man making threats in the town.
A cordon was put in place in Ashcombe Road after the call was received by police at around 4.30pm yesterday (Sunday).
A police spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a man making threats in Weston’s Ashcombe Road at about 4.30pm yesterday.
“He was refusing to leave a house and a cordon was put in place in the area as a precaution.
“Police officers negotiated with the man who agreed to come out of the premises, who was then taken to hospital.
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“Firearms officers were in attendance as a precaution and to provide community reassurance.”
“We are treating the incident as a concern for welfare.”
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The police cordon was lifted yesterday evening.