Extra Patrols Following Norwich Incident

23 November 2018, 16:16 | Updated: 23 November 2018, 17:00

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Police in Norwich will be carrying out additional patrols in the Bluebell Road area this afternoon following an incident earlier today.

Officers were called shortly after 9am following reports of a man acting suspiciously and making threats.
 
A man aged in his 20s was arrested in connection with the incident and taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre.

However, he has been deemed unfit to interview until further mental health assessments can be carried out.
 
Norwich Policing Commander, Superintendent Terry Lordan, said: "We were called to Bluebell Road at about 9am after members of the public reported seeing a man carrying a ruck sack who said he had a bomb.
 
"Threats of this nature are taken extremely seriously and a number of resources, including armed units, were deployed to the scene.
 
"Following initial enquiries and searches carried out, it became clear this wasn't a credible threat and the cordon was lifted.
 
""We are treating this as an isolated incident and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.
 
"There will be visible police patrols around the area this afternoon to provide reassurance."