False alarm! Armed police return from ‘incident involving weapons’
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Armed police responding to a reported “incident involving weapons” returned to stations after it turned out to be a false alarm.
Officers were called at around 12pm on Tuesday, January 5 to Ramsey Road in Whittlesey along with the East of England Ambulance Service.
News quickly spread on social media following a number of posts from residents seeing “armed police and ambulances” on scene.
A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police who was investigating the reports said: “This is a false alarm.
“There was a report of an incident involving weapons at about 12.20pm in Ramsey Road.
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“However, upon investigation there’s been no evidence of weapons being used.”
A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “I can confirm that we responded to an emergency call shortly before 1pm regarding an incident on Ramsey Road, Whittlesey.
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“We sent an ambulance to the scene. One patient was treated but was not conveyed to hospital.”