27/06/2013

Armed Police Seal Off Lincoln Flats

A 26-year-old man has been arrested after armed police sealed off a block of flats in Lincoln.

Police were called to the Moorland Avenue area just before 7.30pm on Wednesday night after a police-installed alarm was activated.

Officers attending the scene were met by a man carrying what was thought to be a gun.

A police firearms response was dispatched and specialist negotiators attended the scene.

A number of residents were evacuated from neighbouring properties as a precaution.

At 11.25pm, Lincolnshire Police confirmed the incident had ended and two other people involved were "safe and well". No shots were fired in the incident and no one was injured.

Tactical Firearms Commander Chief Inspector Daryl Pearce said a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident was now under way.

(JP/CD)

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