Armed police swoop on Burnley house after gun reports

editorial image
Share this article

ARMED police swooped on a Burnley house after neighbours reported seeing a man with a gun.

A specialist armed response unit surrounded the property in Parkinson Street at 9 p.m. on Monday.

A man was believed to have been making threats to kill in a domestic incident with another man and woman. The 40-year-old man, who came from Huddersfield, Yorkshire, was arrested by officers at the scene.

Police were forced to seal off parts of Parkinson Street after neighbours called 999 reporting an armed man.

A police cordon was put up around the terraced house in Burnley Wood and neighbours were told to stay in their homes.

Officers responded to information that the man was in one of the properties but he calmly gave himself up to police.

A spokesman for Lancashire Constabulary confirmed police had arrested a 40-year-old man at the scene but said he was not armed and no weapon had been recovered.

No one was injured in the incident.

The man was taken into custody at Burnley Police Station for questioning but he was released without charge. Police confirmed they would be taking no further action against the man.