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Man arrested after armed police are called to Norwich explosion

PUBLISHED: 07:53 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:54 22 March 2018

Pettus Road, near Eaton Park, in Norwich. Photo: Google Streetview

Pettus Road, near Eaton Park, in Norwich. Photo: Google Streetview

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion in a public place following an incident in Norwich involving a paintball grenade.

Police were called to Pettus Road shortly after 4pm on Wednesday following reports a device had been thrown from a property. The device, which exploded, is thought to be a paintball grenade.

Armed officers attended and a man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion in a public place – likely to cause injury or damage. He has been taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned.

Local commander, Inspector Graham Dalton, said: “This incident and our subsequent response did attract public attention and cause concern among the local community. I would like to reassure the public we take offences of this nature very seriously. No one was injured and we believe this to be an isolated incident.”

• Police have confirmed the man has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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