Swansea Hostage Situation Over

8 August 2014, 19:11

South Wales Police say a hostage situation at the Meridian Tower in Swansea is over.

Officers were called at 16:00 after a man was taken hostage inside a public area of the building by another man who had a gun.

Armed response officers and a police helicopter were deployed to the scene.

Trawler Road in the marina was closed in both directions.

We're told a tactical response team used a taser to subdue the man and he's been taken into custody.

A handgun was recovered from the scene.

Nobody was hurt.

A statement from Superintendent Andy Kingdom from South Wales Police said: "Thankfully this very serious incident ended peacefully with no injuries to anyone involved.

"I'd like to thank my officers for the bravery and professionalism they showed during what was a very tense situation.

"I'd also like to thank the public for the co-operation they have shown throughout."

The public are being thanked for their cooperation.

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