Man arrested over petrol threats in Market Drayton

Scene of the incident
Image caption Armed police were called to the incident

A 62-year-old man was involved in a five-hour stand-off after threatening to ignite petrol, police said.

Armed police were called to the Victoria Quays area of Market Drayton at about 15:30 BST on Monday.

West Mercia Police said after lengthy negotiations involving specialist officers, the man from the town was arrested.

He is currently being questioned on suspicion of making threats to kill.

Witnesses have been urged to contact police.

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