Man in custody following armed police being called to Peterhead

Armed police were called to a situation in Peterhead (by William McNeil)

Armed police were called to a situation in Peterhead (by William McNeil)

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Following an operation involving armed police in Peterhead earlier today, a 43-year-old man has been taken into police custody.

Inspector Simon Reid of the Buchan Community Policing Team said: “Officers wish to thank the local community for their co-operation today as we appreciate there has been some disruption in the area as a result of the operation in the Meethill Place area.

“I would like to reassure people in the area there is no threat to the wider public, but there will be a police presence in the area while enquiries continue.”