Water Street, Carmarthen

DYFED-Powys Police have issued an update following the disturbance at Water Street in Carmarthen yesterday, Wednesday (Aug 1):

“Dyfed-Powys Police received a report of a man in possession of a firearm at the Blue Boar public house, Water Street, Carmarthen shortly after 5pm yesterday (Aug 1).

Officers attended the scene within a few minutes and a search commenced to locate the man. A short time later officers established the man was inside a flat at Water Street, with a woman.

When officers tried to engage, threats were made to officers and the door was subsequently blocked. Specialist armed response units were deployed, along with fire and ambulance.

A cordon was set up and the road was closed to keep members of the public safe. Around 30 houses were evacuated to the leisure centre as a precaution.

At 8.25pm a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and affray. He remains in police custody.

At 9pm a 35-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempting to commit arson with intent to endanger life. She was initially taken to hospital last night (Aug 1), but is now in police custody.

Nobody was injured during the incident. A firearm has been seized and the investigation is ongoing.

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone with information that can help officers with their investigation is asked to report it by phoning 101.

If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number: 07811 311 908.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org. Use reference: DPP/0078/01/08/2018/01/C”

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