A man was arrested in Stevenage this morning after armed officers and police dogs responded to reports of someone being threatened with a knife.

Police were called to Weston Road at 9.30am, with witnesses describing more than a dozen officers at the scene after the incident – reported to have happened in a park off Almonds Lane before the victim ran away.

A flat in Trumper Road was searched by police, and a 54-year-old man from Stevenage was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs and possession of criminal property.

Insp Mark Corkin, from the Stevenage intervention team, said: “This was an isolated incident. Both parties are believed to be known to each other and no-one was injured during the incident.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting ISR 191 of December 1, or herts.police.uk/report.

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