Armed police arrest two people in Batley after reports of man with handgun making threats

Armed police arrested two people in Batley this afternoon following reports that a man with a handgun had been making threats.

Police were called to Alpine Close in Batley following reports of an armed man making threats. Picture: Google

Police were called to Alpine Close shortly before 1pm today after it was reported that an armed man had made threats and then fled the scene.

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It led to armed response officers stopping a vehicle in the Soothill area of the town and making two arrests.

No handgun has been recovered but officers did find what was described as a Taser-type device.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police were called to Alpine Close in Batley shortly before 1pm today following a report that a man with a handgun was making threats before making off in a vehicle.

"Officers were deployed and stopped a vehicle on Highfield Court. A man and woman were arrested in connection with the incident.

"The vehicle, and a Taser-type-device have both been recovered."

The spokesman said enquiries into the incident were ongoing.