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Armed police incident closes main road in Dewsbury

Armed Police were called to an incident this morning in Dewsbury.

Officers were seen in Halifax Road, one of the main routes into Dewsbury town centre.

The road has been closed between Dewsbury Gate Road at the Butchers Arms traffic lights and Birkdale Road.

Armed Police were called early this morning Credit: Editorial
A man has been arrested Credit: Editorial

Police were called to reports of a man with weapons on Halifax Road, Staincliffe at 0720 today.

It is alleged he was hitting cars with items including a piece of pipe and a suspected imitation firearm.

Officers including armed officers attended the scene. A man has been arrested.

A suspected imitation firearm has been recovered by officers.

No one was injured during the incident.

– West Yorkshire Police
no one was injured in the incident Credit: Editorial