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52-year-old arrested after armed police respond to council threat

Credit: ITV Border

A 52-year-old from Kendal has been arrested after armed police were deployed in response to threats made to Cumbria County Council.

Armed officers were sent to the council's Parkhouse building in Kingstown, Carlisle, and Busher Walk, Kendal.

Cumbria Police said armed officers were sent out a precaution and there is no threat to the public.

This is not being treated as a terrorist incident.