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Police siege in Happy Valley ends

A police siege at the former prison service headquarters in Happy Valley was ended after a three-hour stand-off.

A man gave himself up to officers after he barricaded himself inside with what was said to be “a harmful substance” just before 9am.

A police spokesman said emergency vehicles and social services staff attended a report of a man barricaded inside the building on Happy Valley Road in Pembroke.

He added: “The man in question, believed to be 68 years old, was apparently in possession of a noxious substance and refused to leave the premises.”

The spokesman said the man was threatening anyone who enters the building with the “harmful substance”.

He added: “As a result, police officers cordoned off the area as a precaution.

“The individual was later taken into police custody without incident and inquiries continue by police as well as the relevant government social service agencies.”

The scene at the old prison headquarters in Happy Valley, Pembroke (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published November 15, 2017 at 10:09 am (Updated November 16, 2017 at 7:00 am)

Police siege in Happy Valley ends

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