Armed police called in to weapon threat in Broadstairs

Emergency services

Armed police were called to Broadstairs today (February 7).

Kent Police was called to Percy Avenue in Broadstairs at around 10.30am  after a woman reported being verbally threatened.

The armed officers were deployed as a precaution after a man is alleged to have threatened to go to a residential property with a weapon.

Enquiries were carried out in the area but the man was not found. The armed response teams were spotted searching a wider area, including in Margate and at Westwood.