Man arrested following police siege

FIREARMS officers and a police negotiator were called to a Stowmarket street after a man barricaded himself inside a garage containing “explosive” substances last night.

FIREARMS officers and a police negotiator were called to a Stowmarket street after a man barricaded himself inside a garage containing “explosive” substances last night.

The siege began at about 7pm when police surrounded the garage in Spencer Way, on the Chilton Hall estate, and evacuated several homes.

A police negotiator managed to talk the man into giving himself up by around 10pm and nobody was hurt in the incident.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested and taken to Bury St Edmunds police station on suspicion of damage, harassment and affray.

Did you witness the stand-off? Call The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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