Man arrested as armed police attend incident near paramedic station

Armed police were called to an incident outside the paramedic centre in Saxmundham

Armed police were called to an incident outside the paramedic centre in Saxmundham - Credit: Sam Vincent

A man has been arrested after armed police were called to attend an incident in Saxmundham. 

Officers were called to the incident in Seaman Avenue outside the paramedic station just after 10am today, Monday, January 31.  

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "There was an incident near the paramedic station. 

"A male was making threats to harm himself and others at the ambulance station.

"It has all been resolved and there has been no injuries to anybody. 

"At just after 11am a 32-year-old male was arrested and he has been taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning."

The spokesman confirmed that armed police did attend. 

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The road was closed while officers attended the incident but it has since reopened.  

An East of England Ambulance spokeswoman said: "An incident occurred at one of our ambulance stations this morning, which was managed by Suffolk Police.

“No-one was hurt during the incident and we are assisting police with their enquiries.

“Our staff are being supported by their local management team.

"We are grateful for the response from our police colleagues.”

One eyewitness said: "I drove to the top of my road, Lincoln Avenue, I was turned back by police stating it was to dangerous to travel on."

Another said they saw a lot of armed police in the area.