Armed police alerted after man with crossbow spotted in Wakefield

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ARMED police responded to reports a man had been spotted with a crossbow in the Outwood area of Wakefield this afternoon.

Chf Insp Mick Hanks of Wakefield Police said: “We were called at 2.09pm today to a report of a man in a vehicle with a crossbow in Potovens Lane, Outwood.

“We are making extensive enquiries to locate this man and the vehicle he was using.

“We understand that any report of this nature will cause concern in the local community but our initial enquiries indicate that the man involved had been making threats to a particular individual and does not pose a wider risk to members of the public.”

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