Armed police swarm street in Leeds in confirmed firearms response

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

Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 9:23 pm
There is an ongoing firearms incident in Lawnswood Avenue.

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

Two unmarked police cars can reportedly be seen.

There is an ongoing firearms incident in Lawnswood Avenue.

Police dogs are also in attendance.

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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.

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

There is an ongoing firearms incident in Lawnswood Avenue.

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

UPDATE

A 35-year-old man has been arrested.

There is an ongoing firearms incident in Lawnswood Avenue.

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."