Man held over threats to kill after armed police surround Doncaster tower block

A man is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of threats to kill in an incident which saw armed police surround a Doncaster tower block.

Friday, 10th September 2021, 10:26 am

Armed officers, numerous police vehicles and dogs raced to Shaftesbury Avenue in Intake last night.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “A 24-year-old man is currently in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill yesterday.

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Police flooded the area around the tower blocks at the bottom of Shaftesbury Avenue in Intake last night.

"Police were called to Thorne Road at 6.42pm following reports that a 35-year-old man had been threatened by an unknown man.

“Officers responded immediately and arrested the 24-year-old nearby in Intake, Doncaster.”

Eyewitnesses reported seeing police in the vicinity of the three blocks, which are made up of Westminster House, Shaftesbury House and Lonsdale House.

Others reported a number of police cars racing to the scene along Leger Way.