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South Wales Police confirmed that a 38-year-old man who was arrested yesterday, in connection with the incident in the Meridian Tower in Swansea yesterday, has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
Police say that incidents involving fire arms are 'extremely rare' and that people 'should not live in fear'.
A 38-year-old man from Swansea, who was arrested in connection with an incident which occurred yesterday on the twenty-eighth floor of the Meridian Tower in Swansea has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
South Wales Police confirmed that the man is now being held in a secure unit where he is being assessed by medical staff. He will remain on police bail until police receive a full report on his condition.
A specially trained tactical response team was deployed to the scene at 4pm on Friday following reports that a man armed with a firearm had taken an individual hostage in a public area of the building.
After two hours of negotiations, armed officers used a less lethal Taser to successfully subdue and detain the man, and make the area safe.
South Wales Police also confirmed that the handgun recovered from the scene of the incident by police officers is a Section 1 Firearm - an investigation into the ownership of the weapon is now underway.
A man is in custody following a two hour long siege at the Meridian Tower in Swansea.
People were told to avoid the area and businesses to lock their doors.
A man has been arrested after he took another man hostage in an armed incident at Meridian Tower in Swansea this afternoon.
A specialist response police team, which included a helicopter, armed officers and a negotiator, were called to the scene at around 4pm.
After around two hours, the police used a taser to subdue the man and arrest him. Police say nobody was seriously hurt as a result of the incident.
South Wale Police has told ITV News the incident at Swansea Marina is now over. A spokesperson said a statement will be issued shortly.
South Wales Police says 'co-operation and understanding' from the public is appreciated while its officers dealing with the ongoing incident in Swansea.
The owner of the Pumphouse Pub in the Maritime Quarter told ITV News that armed police are on the scene blocking entry to the marina.
The Grape and Olive restaurant at the top of the Meridan Tower has tweeted to say it's closed due to an incident.
Eyewitnesses in Swansea Marina say the area is 'on lockdown' after an incident in Meridian Tower.
South Wales Police says it is dealing with an 'incident' at Meridan Tower in Swansea Marina. Trawler Road in the marina has been cordoned off and the police helicopter is in attendance.