Man arrested after armed incident near Norfolk primary school

A man in his 30s has been arrested following an incident in School Road, Tivetshall St Margaret

Police on the scene at Tivetshall St Margaret Credit: ITV Anglia

Police were called last night following concerns for the safety of a man. The man, who was in a distressed state, locked himself in a property.

Following lengthy negotiations, officers entered the property and a man was detained and remains in police custody where further assessments will take place.

"The area around the property was cordoned off for the safety of all involved, including local residents. Specialist police resources worked throughout the day to bring this matter to a safe conclusion and I would like to thank people nearby for their patience and understanding.”

– Chief Inspector Kris Barnard

A number of police units including response, firearms officers and trained negotiators attended the scene.

Tivetshall St Margaret Primary School Credit: ITV Anglia

The incident happened near to Tivetshall St Margaret Primary School and the headteacher took the decision to close the school.