Man taken into custody following Penryn siege
5:01pm Wednesday 18th July 2007 in Video
A man was taken into custody this afternoon following an armed siege in Penryn. Police in riot gear were told there was a man in a flat covered in blood and with a knife.
Officers negotiated with a man in a flat above a barber's shop in Higher Market Street, opposite the town hall and next to the town council offices.
Crowds had gathered at either end of Higher Terrace, which had been closed off. A police armed response unit took over the car park of Penryn doctors' surgery and police dog units were also present.
The onset of the siege interrupted a PACT (Police and Communities Together) meeting that was taking place in the town hall.