Man arrested after armed police are called to Norwich explosion
PUBLISHED: 07:53 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:54 22 March 2018
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.