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A 69-year-old man was detained by police after barricading himself into a home with a bladed article today.

Police transported the man to the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute for assessment under the Mental Health Act following the incident which lasted for nearly six hours in Cotswold Lane, Smith's.

Officers responded to the call at 1.22pm, and surrounded the house for much of the afternoon and evening, with a police negotiator sent to the scene. They forced their way into the building shortly after 7pm.

During the afternoon, a half-dozen police vehicles blocked the narrow road with uniformed officers standing by. A negotiator could be heard speaking to the man via a megaphone.

A Police spokesman said: “A few minutes after 7pm the house was forcefully entered and the 69-year-old man was detained without incident. He was then transported to Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute under the Mental Health Act for assessment.”

It follows an incident on Monday, when a 19-year-old man barricaded himself into a home on Easedale Lane, Warwick, for seven hours, before being detained under the Mental Health Act. He was also said to be in possession of a bladed article.

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Published September 04, 2015 at 4:54 pm (Updated September 04, 2015 at 9:47 pm)

Senior detained after incident in Smith’s

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