Armed police swarm street in Leeds in confirmed firearms response

Armed police have swarmed a street in Leeds in a confirmed firearms response.

Between eight and ten marked police cars are currently at the scene on Lea Farm Road, just off Lawnswood Avenue in Hawksworth.

There is an ongoing firearms incident in Lawnswood Avenue.

There is an ongoing firearms incident in Lawnswood Avenue.

Two unmarked police cars can reportedly be seen.

Police dogs are also in attendance.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson confirmed that the police were called to the location at 7.40pm on Tuesday, June 25.

It has been confirmed as a firearms response.

There is an ongoing firearms incident in Lawnswood Avenue.

There is an ongoing firearms incident in Lawnswood Avenue.

Police said no further detail could be given due to it being an ongoing incident.

Police have stressed that there is no wider concern to members of the public at this time.

UPDATE

Police confirmed this morning the incident was a "false report" and no firearm was found.

There is an ongoing firearms incident in Lawnswood Avenue.

There is an ongoing firearms incident in Lawnswood Avenue.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested.

In an updated statement, the force said: "At 7.40pm yesterday (25/6) police were called to a report that a man had been seen with a firearm at an address in Lea Farm Road, Hawksworth.

"Armed officers responded to the incident and secured the address and arrested a 35-year-old man.

"No firearm was found and the man is currently in custody in relation to making a false report to police."