Man detained after knife scare at flats in Leeds

A police operation was launched late last night following reports of a man with a knife in the grounds of flats in Leeds.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 12th May 2017, 11:27 am
Updated Friday, 12th May 2017, 1:27 pm
Lincombe Rise. Photo: Google.
Lincombe Rise. Photo: Google.

West Yorkshire Police received a number of calls shortly before 11pm about the man in Lincombe Drive, Gledhow.

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Officers were sent to the area while the police helicopter was also scrambled.

A police spokesman said a flat in nearby Lincombe Rise was then “contained” until the incident was “safely concluded” just before 2am, with a man being detained and taken for a mental health assessment.