Northern Ireland

John Street: Man is detained after Derry operation ends

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Image caption Specialist police units and other emergency services were deployed to the scene at John Street in Londonderry

A man in his 30s has been detained after a security operation at an apartment block in Londonderry.

The incident began at about 14:30 GMT on Monday at flats at John Street, close to Craigavon Bridge, and ended just after 20:00 GMT.

Police said they had concerns for the welfare of a man who was in a distressed state in one of the flats.

Residents had to be moved from their homes for several hours.

Specialist police units and other emergency services were involved in the operation.