Police issue full statement as armed police, ambulance and firefighters shut Dunswell Road – Hull Daily Mail
Police have released a statement after deploying armed police to Dunswell Road and closing it off in both directions.
Drivers were warned to stay away from the road due to an “ongoing incident” with residents also banned from walking through the cordon.
After initial reports of an accident, police have now confirmed they closed off the road amid concerns for the safety of a man at a property in Dunswell Road.
Watch above: Police shut Dunswell Road in both directions
A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said: “Officers are currently in attendance at a property in the Dunswell Road area of Cottingham following a report of concern for a man at an address.
“Dunswell Road has been closed from Swift Caravans to Poplar House as a precautionary, safety measure and people are advised to please avoid the area.”
Any drivers approaching the cordon were forced to turn around in the middle of the road and one woman said she saw armed police officers with guns and police dogs in the area.
Nikki Kennedy, who was walking her dog when police arrived around 4.30pm, said: “I was walking my dog down Dunswell Road when they were all parking up getting ready.
“There were police officers with guns and the dog section. It baffled me a bit but my daughter’s friend lives right opposite and phoned and said they were outside her house.”
The closure caused woes for drivers during the evening rush hour with motorists forced to turn around in the middle of the road and sit in traffic which came to a complete standstill.
One driver said: “The police won’t tell me what is going on. They’ve blocked the road off. They’re at a house just near Swift Caravans.
“There’s armed police, there’s also police dogs and an ambulance. They’ve blocked the road in both directions.”
In total, there were three ambulances stationary outside the home at the centre of the incident with two police cars blocking off the road near Poplar House and even more positioned at the other end of cordon near Swift Caravans.
A lorry was parked up near Poplar House and next to a sign which said “police accident.” The driver was forced to wait in his lorry until the cordon is lifted.
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