This is why armed police were called to a village near Northampton yesterday

Northamptonshire Police have provided an official comment about the incident last night (Saturday, April 17)

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 9:42 am
Updated Sunday, 18th April 2021, 1:06 pm

Northamptonshire Police have said they sent out armed officers to a property in Harpole at 6pm yesterday in response to the welfare of a man.

Around 12 to 15 officers, all armed and some with police dogs, had the house in Northampton Road surrounded from 6pm until around 7.30pm.

A Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman said: "This happened just before 6pm yesterday in Northampton Road, Harpole, when we responded to an incident regarding the welfare of a member of the public.

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Armed police had the house in Harpole surrounded

"He has now been safeguarded. There was no wider risk to members of the public at the time of this incident."

Armed police outside the house