People evacuated from Great Yarmouth street after man threatens to harm himself

Google Map image of Nursery Terrace, Great Yarmouth.

Google Map image of Nursery Terrace, Great Yarmouth. - Credit: Archant

People living in a Great Yarmouth street have been evacuated for their own safety after reports a man inside one of the properties was threatening to harm himself.

Police were called to Nursery Terrace in the town at about 7.40pm tonight after concerns were raised about the safety of a man who was believed to be threatening to set fire to himself.

As events unfolded throughout the evening people have taken to social media to describe armed police and riot vans, together with fire engines arriving on the street.

Police said a man in his 30s was seen and heard from inside the property, threatening to harm himself.

Specially trained officers are continuing to speak to the man inside while people from neighbouring properties were evacuated to ensure their safety.

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