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Officers praised after domestic incident is safely resolved

Sat, 17 Jan 2015


The Island's chief inspector has praised officers who dealt with an armed stand-off in Douglas last night.

Phil Shimmin says it was testament to them that a peaceful resolution was achieved on Head Road.

Police closed off the area between 7pm and 11pm describing it as a "domestic incident".

Officers brandishing riot shields and wearing helmets were seen surrounding a flat on Taubman Terrace.

A negotiator was used to bring the matter to a conclusion - one man has been arrested and is now in custody.

Detective inspector Dave Dobbie, who was at the scene last night, said the public were kept safe:

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