Dover armed siege ends with arrest of gun suspect

Armed police Image copyright Paul Rutterford
Image caption Police were called to an office in Whitfield, Dover

A man has been arrested after a five-hour siege at an office building in Kent.

Armed officers and police negotiators were called to a solicitors' firm in Dover at 16:05 BST on Tuesday.

Police said they "quickly established all other people had evacuated the building" in Gordon Road in Whitfield and a man was alone inside.

A 42-year-old man from Dover was held on suspicion of possessing a firearm. Police said he was later bailed.

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Police said they were treating the incident as "isolated".

Nearby roads later reopened and police thanked the public "for their support".

There had been reports that people were not being allowed to leave offices near the scene.

Image copyright Paul Rutterford

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