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UPDATE 3.30 pm (January 26) – According to Spanish news outlet Huelva Informacion, the man barricaded in the house in Huelva’s El Torrejón has reportedly turned himself in to police.
A source from the local firefighters told the media outlet that police were able to verify that the man had five or six butane cylinders inside his house which he was threatening to explode.
The same outlet reported that the man’s mother was locked in the house with him as hundreds of residents were forced to leave their properties in case the man followed through with his plans.
After being detained by police, it was revealed that the man is “a person with a criminal record” and the events are believed to have occurred “after a fight with another neighbour.”
No further information has been made available.
We will continue to update you when more is released.
ORIGINAL 12.20 pm (January 26) – Police have surrounded a property in the El Torrejón neighbourhood in Andalucia’s Huelva on Thursday, January 26 after a man threatened to explode a butane gas cylinder.
A man, whose identity and age have not been revealed, has barricaded himself inside a house in the El Torrejón neighbourhood of the Huelva capital and is threatening to explode a butane cylinder.
According to early reports from Spanish news outlets, the man has threatened to blow up the house and everyone in it.
Sources from inside Spain’s National Police have told EFE that the man has barricaded himself in a house on Geranio Street in the El Torrejón neighbourhood of Huelva, a city in southwestern Spain located in the autonomous community of Andalucia.
Several police units have been deployed to the scene.
The reasons behind the threats from the man are yet unknown according to the same sources.
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