Watch as police swoop on Wakefield city centre

Armed police were called to an incident in Wakefield city centre this afternoon.

Friday, 13th March 2020, 4:07 pm

Roads around Kirkgate were closed around 1.40pm today.

Witnesses said they had seen armed officers arrive at the scene, near the back entrance of the Ridings Centre.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police attended on Kirkgate in Wakefield at about 1.10pm this afternoon and detained two men as part of investigation.

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Police were called to Kirkgate this afternoon. (Chelsey Hepworth)

"For operational; reasons we cannot comment further at this stage."

Police arrested someone on Kirkgate this afternoon. (Photos: Louise Hargreaves)