Armed police deployed to Exmouth

By Will Goddard

26th May 2023 | Local News

UK armed police officer (Tony Hisgett, CC BY 2.0,
UK armed police officer (Tony Hisgett, CC BY 2.0,

Armed police were deployed to Exmouth this morning (Friday 26 May) after reports a man, believed to be in possession of a hammer, was making threats in Tower Street.

Police were called at around 11am. Having searched the area, officers "safely detained" a man in his 20s at around 11.35am.

Firearms officers were then stood down.

Enquiries are ongoing, the force said.


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