Update: Armed police in Preston street after man threatened with firearm

A man has been arrested in Preston after a 26-year-old was threatened with a firearm.

Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 11:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 12:59 pm
Armed police near Skeffington Road. Picture: @RyanMoss96

Dozens of officers, including armed police and the dog unit, converged on an address in Skeffington Road on Tuesday morning, where a 30-year-old man from Preston was arrested.

Police said the arrest related to a threat that was made against a 26-year-old man on Monday.

Ch Insp Mike Adamson said: “I would like to reassure the public that incidents of this nature are rare and we have moved quickly to take action.

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“We have arrested one man and are still at the address conducting searches. Reassurance patrols will continue once we have withdrawn from the area.”