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Police close Deansgate following reports of a man with a potential firearm, The Manc

Police close Deansgate following reports of a man with a potential firearm

Deansgate is closed this morning following a police incident, where a man was reportedly seen making threats with a firearm.

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Greater Manchester Police were called to the area in the early hours of the morning.

GMP said there were reports of ‘a man making threats with a potential firearm’.

The city centre road remains closed in both directions and traffic is being diverted away from the scene.

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No injuries have been reported.

Police close Deansgate following reports of a man with a potential firearm, The Manc
The scene this morning. Credit: The Manc Group

A spokesperson for GMP told the Manchester Evening News: “Police were called around 3am today (13 December) to a report of a man making threats with a potential firearm on Deansgate, Manchester.

“The man subsequently fled the scene.

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“Thankfully no injuries have been reported and enquiries are ongoing.

“A scene remains in place.”

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On the road closure, the AA reported: “Road closed due to police incident on A56 Deansgate One Way Street from A6 Blackfriars Street to Wood Street. Traffic is coping well.

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“The road has been closed since the early hours of this morning. Detour in operation – all bus services in the area will be diverted.”

Services on some routes run by Stagecoach, Go North West, Diamond North West and First Manchester are all affected.

Featured image: The Manc Group

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