An arrest has been made after a primary school in Bristol was placed on lockdown with armed police called to reports of a “threatening man”.
St Stephen’s C of E Junior and Infant School, on Lansdown Road, Soundwell, kept pupils in classrooms due to the incident this morning.
Somerset and Avon Police confirmed armed officers descended on the school and an arrest was made.
The force said there is “no ongoing threat to the public”.
Neighbourhood officers will remain in the area for the foreseeable future.
In a statement prior to confirmation of the arrest, the constabulary said: “Police are in attendance in Kingswood following reports of a man displaying threatening behaviour towards members of the public on Church Road, near Kingswood Leisure Centre.
“Due to the nature of the threat, armed officers have attended. Staff and students at St Stephen’s Junior School in Kingswood are being kept indoors as a precautionary measure while enquiries are ongoing.
“The man is believed to have left the school vicinity and we’d like to reassure parents and guardians that there is no ongoing threat to the school. We’d ask them to avoid travelling to the school at this time.”
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