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Armed masked man shot after charging at police in Inverness

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Apr 5, 2022

A man armed with a knife and wearing a gas mask in an Inverness street has sparked a major emergency service response. 

The man, clothed in combat gear, was seen climbing out of a flat window on Polvanie View.

Residents said a property on the street was also on fire.

It is understood that there are seven police vans alongside two Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) vehicles currently in the area.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and taken to Raigmore Hospital. 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers attended at a property on Polvanie View in Inverness around 3pm on Thursday, 31 March, 2022, following a report of concern for a person.

“On attendance, the property was on fire. 

“No-one was injured as a result of the fire. and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene.

“The incident is contained and there is no wider threat to the public.”

A resident said: “He’s been taken away in an ambulance but the emergency services still have the street locked down.”

Residents say fire crews are still dealing with the blaze at a residential block of flats.

A SFRS spokeswoman said “We were called to Polvadie View, Inverness at 3.14pm on Thursday. A few appliances were sent to the scene and are still in attendance.”

Residents have been told to remain in their homes during an ongoing armed incident. 

A resident told how a huge emergency response suddenly appeared in the usually quiet street. 

He said: “We were just told to stay indoors. 

“We’ve not been given signal to come out from homes yet by cops.

“The street is still taped off for now and there are lots of police around.

“There are two fire engines at the flat on fire. 

“I can’t believe it. It’s normally very quiet here bar the odd boisterous child out playing. 

“The fire crews wouldn’t go near the building at first because of the guy. 

“He appeared to be holding two knives.”