South West Wales

Arrest as armed police called to Swansea MP's office

Police car outside Sian James's office
Image caption Police were called to Sian James's office in Swansea

A man has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill after armed police were called to an MP's office in Swansea.

Image caption Swansea East MP Sian James was not in her office during the incident

Officers were called to Swansea East MP Sian James' office in the Brynhyfryd area at around 11:20 GMT following an incident with a constituent.

Ms James was not at the building at the time and police said nobody had been hurt and no weapons were used.

The 53-year-old arrested man is in custody.

A spokesman for Ms James' office said staff had been sent home following the incident.

Three armed response cars were called to the office, along with a police patrol car, which was managing traffic, but officers have now left the area.

South Wales Police said: "Armed officers were deployed to the scene at Llangyfelach Road and to an address in Pentregethin Road in order to ensure the safety of the public.

"The man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and is currently in custody at Swansea Central Police Station while an investigation continues."