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Investigations are continuing this morning to trace threats made yesterday, that led to an increased police presence in Birmingham city centre and the Bullring shopping centre.
Patrols were increased, supported by armed police and the National Police Air Service, after Police received information in the early afternoon that a man was threatening public safety.
Normal police patrols were resumed in the evening after officers identified no risk to the city centre.
It follows a 'precautionary' response to information received from a member of the public when a large number of police, armed officers and the National Police Air Service were present in the city centre earlier today.
West Midlands Police increased patrols in Birmingham city centre this afternoon following information received from a member of the public. They say:
"Public safety is our first priority and we responded following specific intelligence; enquiries are ongoing.
The increased presence has been undertaken as a precaution, and continues. Local officers on the ground are being supported by armed officers and colleagues from the National Police Air Service.
We are working closely with Bullring management, local partners and Birmingham City Council. Bullring and the city centre are open for business as usual."
West Midlands police are reporting that armed officers are in attendance around the Bullring in Birmingham.