Oxford on lockdown: Armed police in standoff with gunman - residents told ‘STAY INSIDE’

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Oxford on lockdown: Armed police in standoff with gunman - residents told ‘STAY INSIDE’

Post by eddie on Mon May 07, 2018 10:38 pm

ARMED police are in a standoff with a gunman after he opened fire from a house in Oxford city centre. Residents have been told to stay inside and parts of the city are on lockdown while officers negotiate with the suspect.

By Harvey Gavin PUBLISHED: 21:04, Mon, May 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 22:25, Mon, May 7, 2018
Ambulance carry stretcher to incident in Oxford

Thames Valley Police said armed officers returned fire after a man started shooting from a property in Paradise Street.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 1.15pm.

A statement issued by the force at 5.15pm this afternoon said officers were negotiating with a man.

Police vehicles were continuing to arrive on the scene at 8.30pm.

Paradise Square, Paradise Street, Castle Street and Norfolk Road in the city centre have been closed and people are being urged to avoid the area.

Officers had initially responded to a report a man had access to a gun.

Police said the incident is "contained" and is not terror-related.


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