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A 60 year old man is being treated in hospital in Cornwall after police spent all of yesterday on a man hunt. Derrel Weaver from Widegates was arrested last night on land in the village.
Police had been called after a domestic with fears Mr Weaver could be armed and posed a possible threat to his family.
A local school was closed as a precaution and police spent most of the day searching and talking to Mr Weaver.
He was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences last night and two firearms were seized. Police say he is being medically assessed before they take him to Launceston police station for questioning. Super-Intendant John Green is from Devon & Cornwall Police ...
Police hunting a 60-year-old Elvis impersonator who was believed to have access to guns have detained a man and taken him to a local hospital, they said today.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said:
Police have arrested a 60-year-old man in connection with yesterday’s incident in Widegates, Looe. Police launched a manhunt for Derrel Weaver yesterday, who was wanted in connection with a domestic incident at a farm in Widegates on Thursday night.
The man was located on land in Widegates by police officers shortly before 9.30pm on June 27. Two firearms were seized nearby, Devon and Cornwall Police said.
He was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and will be taken into custody at Launceston police station.
Detectives have said they "remain concerned" for the welfare of Elvis impersonator Derrel Weaver, and have appealed for anyone who knows of his location to call 999. Officers are continuing with searches of a number of properties in, around and neighbouring Higher Widlake Farm.
Mr Weaver, 60, is believed to be in the area close to Widegates and his home address, though his exact whereabouts are not known to police.
Superintendent Jim Pearce said: "We do not believe that Derrel has planned for this and so we would like to reassure him that this can be resolved safely and would urge him to make contact with us as soon as he is able.
"We are trying to make contact with Derrel so that we can understand why this has happened today.
"Our paramount concern is to resolve the incident as safely as possible to all concerned."
Police continue to search for 60 year old Derrel Weaver from Widegates this lunchtime. Police say he has access to firearms but they do not know whether he is armed. An ambulance and several police vehicles have recently gone down the lane towards the home where he lives.
Police are involved in an armed manhunt for an Elvis impersonator who may be carrying a gun in Cornwall.
Derrel Weaver, 60, is wanted in connection with a domestic incident at a farm in Widegates on Thursday night.
Mr Weaver is reportedly a well-known local Elvis impersonator, the Plymouth Herald reports.
Police say it remains unclear whether Mr Weaver is armed, but it remains a possibility with firearms officers involved in the search in Widesgate and the wider Looe area.
A school in the area was closed this morning as a precaution.
A school in Cornwall has closed as police search for a 60-year-old man who is believed to have access to firearms.
The hunt for the man was sparked after a domestic incident at an address in Widegates, near Looe, Cornwall at around 9.30pm last night.
Devon and Cornwall Police said the nearby Trenode Church of England primary school has been closed as a precaution.
“We do understand that this will cause some significant inconvenience for some parents and local residents and this decision was not taken lightly but public safety is our most important concern of the school and police,” a police spokesperson said
The public have been warned to avoid the area and to report any suspicious activity.