‘Shut down’ on St Mary Street

SOUTH Wales Police is currently responding to an on-going incident in St Mary Street.

At around 3.15pm today officers received information that threats had been made to people in a city centre hotel.

Staff and a number of residents have now safely left the premises with no reports of any injuries.

A police cordon is in place and a number of buildings have been evacuated as a precaution.

UPDATE: 19:07

A cordon which was in place for several hours following an incident in Cardiff City centre this afternoon, has now been lifted.

At approximately 3.15pm South Wales Police received a report of an ongoing incident at a hotel on St Mary’s Street.

Staff and residents, as well as occupants of neighbouring buildings, were evacuated as a precaution. No-one was injured.

The public are thanked for their cooperation and assistance.

Officers have now been stood down from the scene following a thorough search of the area, and enquiries are ongoing to establish the source of the report to police.

Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact 101, quoting occurrence 1800475427.


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