Asda evacuated after reports of man with a knife

The Asda store in Longwell Green was evacuated this morning after reports of a man wielding a knife.

Avon & Somerset Police released a statement this lunchtime saying: “We were called to the Asda in Craven Way at 10am following reports of a man with a knife.

“The supermarket was evacuated while officers spoke to the man. He has now been detained awaiting the ambulance service following concerns for his welfare.

“No one has been injured and officers believe this to be an isolated incident and the store has now reopened.”

Police outside the store this morning

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