Police at the armed standoff in Cynwyd, near Corwen
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A man is arrested in Cynwyd following an armed siege

A man is in police custody following an armed standoff in a Denbighshire village overnight.

Armed officers and negotiators were called to Cynwyd, near Corwen, as North Wales Police closed part of the area at 21:45 GMT on Wednesday.

Police said a man in his 20s barricaded himself into a property and threatened officers with a firearm.

Motorists and residents were told to avoid the area before the man was taken into custody on Thursday morning.

Matthew Richards reports.

  • 26 Mar 2015