Primary school in Mersyside on lockdown after man threatens to “blow up ” his nearby home

Police at the scene of the incident in Wallasey, Merseyside

Armed police, an ambulance and the fire brigade have been called to Darlington Street in Wallasey amid reports of a man “threatening to blow up a house”.

A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said there were four or five police vehicles at the scene including armed police. There is also a police dog, an ambulance and a fire engine at the scene.

Gas engineers have also reportedly been called to the street. The concerned neighbour said emergency services have been at the end of Darlington Street, near Egremont primary school, for about an hour.

The school is in “lockdown” according to residents.

The neighbour said residents have not been evacuated but warned to keep their windows shut. The area, he said, has children and elderly people living there.

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