Man arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after Kidderminster incident

By Dayna Farrington | Kidderminster | News | Published:

A 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after a Kidderminster road was shut by police for a number of hours.

Park Street, in Kidderminster. Photo: Google Maps

Officers from West Mercia Police had closed Park Street on Tuesday as police dealt with an incident "involving concern for a man's safety".

Police were called to an address within Park Court at around 3am where a man was threatening to harm himself.

No one else was believed to be in the building with him and surrounding properties were evacuated as a precaution, a spokesman from West Mercia Police confirmed.

A 52-year-old man was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of firearms offences.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "Police attending an incident in Park Street have arrested a 52 year old man on suspicion of firearms offences.

"We anticipate he will be taken to hospital by ambulance as a precautionary measure.

"Officers remain on the scene but hope to soon allow neighbouring residents into their properties and re-open the road."

Local Policing Chief Inspector, Helen Kinrade said: “We are pleased to have brought this incident to a safe resolution and I would like to thank any residents affected for their patience.”

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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