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Armed police scrambled to a quiet Cornish town

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Published by Emma Carton at 9:19am 11th June 2019.

It has been revealed armed police were scrambled to a quiet town in Cornwall amid concerns for a person's welfare.

Officers were called to reports of a man making threats to harm in Callington.

Negotiators were also scrambled to the scene at New Road just after midday on Monday.

The area was cordoned off as specially trained officers worked to bring the incident under control.

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Armed police were scrambled to Callington on Monday, amid concerns for a man's welfare. Photo: Google Maps 2018

Just after 4pm, a man in his 20s was taken to Derriford in the hands of mental health professionals.

"Police were called just after midday to New Road, Callington, following concerns for the welfare of a male resident making threats to harm.

"Negotiators were at the scene and a cordon was put in place.

"At around 4:15pm, a man in his 20s was taken to Derriford in the hands of the mental health professionals".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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