Lone gunman in armed siege

Specialist officers are dealing with an armed siege in Thurmaston in Leicestershire. It's thought a lone gunman fired shots on Manston Close before locking himself inside a house on the street. See the latest here.

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Armed seige in Thurmaston - Police statement

Leicestershire Police have released the following statement after an armed man fired a gun and locked himself inside a house in Thurmaston this evening,

Police were called at 5.11 pm today (Thursday 6th June 2013) following reports that a firearm had been discharged in the garden of a property on Manston Close in Leicester.

When firearms officers arrive at the scene a man had locked himself into the property. In the interests of public safety people living in local properties have been asked to stay indoors and the road has been closed to traffic. Specialist officers are currently dealing with the situation.

It’s not thought anyone else is in the property. There are no more details at the moment.

– Leicestershire Police

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