Man sectioned after police stand-off

A MAN has been sectioned under the mental health act after a police stand off in Royston.

Police evacuated flats in Field Crescent and the incident was attended by armed officers.

The man was believed to be alone and officers were called as there were concerns over his safety.

A police spokesman said: “At 5.10pm a man was detained and has been sectioned under the mental health act and members of the public are being let into areas around the incident.”

Hertfordshire Constabulary were unsure of how many officers were in attendance – but they said there were more unarmed officers than armed.

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Firefighters and the ambulance service were also in attendance.

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