Lower Stondon road closed for seven hours as man threatens to self harm

Police shut the A602 in Stevenage while an investigation into the fatal collision took place.

Police shut the A602 in Stevenage while an investigation into the fatal collision took place. - Credit: Archant

A road in Lower Stondon was partially cordoned off for about seven hours yesterday after a man threatened to harm himself.

Police received a call to Hillside Road at about 1.35pm from members of the public who were concerned about the health and safety of the man.

Officers visited a block of flats and evacuated the neighbours as a precaution.

They spoke to the man for several hours before he eventually agreed to be taken to the station to be assessed. He left with no further action.

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