29-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED AFTER MAKING THREATS TO KILL WITH A KNIFE

A 29-year-old man is being quizzed by Police after he allegedly made threats to kill whilst armed with a knife in Newport yesterday dinnertime (Thursday).

Officers, including the specialist firearms officers from the Island’s Armed Response Team, were deployed to Staplers Road at just before 18:30 yesterday evening.

It followed concerns for the welfare of an individual inside a property. It was thought the man posed a threat to himself or others.

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A stand-off situation ensued but after a short time the incident was brought to a safe conclusion. No one was injured.

Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed that a 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and affray.

He remains in custody at Newport Police Station at this time.

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YIGAF
YIGAF
14 days ago

Probably needs help with mental issues. Needs to be put into care with professional care. Not free to roam the streets. Honestly feel sorry for him and his parents. There are lots more out there that need help.

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  YIGAF
14 days ago

He is 29 years old, if he has mental health issues, he should have a medical report that confirms this..

However, he could simply be a consequence of a lack of good parenting and schooling that are failing many in our so-called society today…

Common sense
Common sense
Reply to  Letting you know
14 days ago

Or maybe he was sent here by the council housing… from mainland…

Sunshine
Sunshine
Reply to  Common sense
13 days ago

I truly hope the IOW Council don’t do this too many times. It seems we have enough head cases doing God knows what to break the law and give our Police officers plenty to do. We don’t want all the drop outs living here on the island causing trouble.

Get it right
Get it right
Reply to  Common sense
13 days ago

So Is the possibility of being sent over here from the mainland an excuse for his behaviour? Because got forbid anyone born here would ever behave in such a manner!! Lol the island has many of its own idiots…just a thought.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Letting you know
13 days ago

Stop being such a bunch of apologist, lefty hand wringing do gooders.

The bloke is clearly a p rick that thinks it is ok to threaten others with knife to achieve whatever pointless aim, he desires.

It needs locking up and forgetting about.

bob
bob
Reply to  isle of wighter
11 days ago

well said that man. about time someone spoke up!

The Truth
The Truth
13 days ago

Having read these comments, only YIGAF doesn’t sound like a complete bigot.

 

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