Somerset

Arrest over Street 'threats to kill' at The Bear Inn

High Street, Street
Image caption High Street was cordoned off for more that four hours while police investigated the incident

A man was arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill people at a pub in an incident which led to a high street in Somerset being shut for four hours.

Police were called to Street at about 13:45 BST on Tuesday after threats were made against The Bear Inn.

The area around the pub, including the police station, was cordoned off as a suspicious package was investigated.

A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and remains in police custody.

The cordon was lifted at about 18:00 BST after the package was found not to be dangerous.

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