A man has been arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and two offences of assaulting an emergency worker after an incident in Risca.

Gwent Police were called to Holly Road, Ty Sign in Risca on Saturday afternoon after reports of a disturbance. Footage from the scene shows a number of firearms officers, police cars and ambulances on the street, with officers appearing at one point to try to access one property.

Both sides of the street were cordoned off for several hours during the incident. One man was later arrested in the Station Road area on suspicion of threats to kill and two offences of assaulting an emergency worker. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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The Hazardous Area Response Team from Welsh Ambulance Service also attended the scene but were stood down shortly after arriving.

"Police responded to a disturbance at an address on Holly Road at about 3.30pm on Saturday, June 12," a statement from Gwent Police read. "There were concerns for the welfare of a man and firearms officers attended as a precaution. He was later arrested in the Station Road area of Risca on suspicion of threats to kill and two offences of assaulting an emergency worker.

"The man has been released on bail pending further enquiries."

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called by colleagues in the police to provide medical standby to an incident on Holly Road, Risca at 4.21pm on Saturday, June 12. We sent our Hazardous Area Response Team and a rapid response vehicle. We were stood down after a short time as the incident was dealt with."