Norwich armed police deployed around city

  • 27 June 2014
  • From the section Norfolk
Armed police at City Hall
Image caption Armed police were sent to several parts of Norwich city centre including City Hall

Armed police were sent to several locations in Norwich city centre on Friday afternoon after reports of a man acting suspiciously.

He was believed to have a weapon and was seen in the Colegate area at about 13:30 BST, police said.

Armed units and the National Police Air Service helicopter were deployed to a number of locations and to City Hall.

"A man in his 20s was located and police are satisfied no further action was required," a spokesman said.

The armed units were stood down after nearly three hours and no arrests have been made.

The spokesman added: "Public safety is paramount and throughout the incident there were no indications of a wider risk to the community."

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