Arrest after school lockdown

August 01 2021

ARMED police were called and a primary school was locked down after a man was seen "displaying threatening behaviour" towards other people in a Soundwell street.

Police said staff and students at St Stephen's Junior School were kept indoors "as a precautionary measure" during the incident on the morning of July 15 in Church Road, near Kingswood Leisure Centre.

There were unconfirmed reports that the man had a machete.

Later in the day Avon and Somerset police said they had arrested a man in connection with the incident.

A spokesperson said: "Neighbourhood officers will be maintaining a visible presence in the area. There is no ongoing threat to the public."