Man charged after home barricaded sparking public appeal to stay away

Police asked people to avoid the Wales Street area of Aberdeen on Sunday morning.

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Police said there was no wider threat to the public but asked people to avoid the Wales Street area.

An arrest has been made after police warned the public to avoid an area near Aberdeen’s city centre when a man barricaded himself inside a home.

Officers dealt with the incident on Wales Street on Sunday after attending to carry out a warrant shortly before 9am.

Although police said there was no wider threat to the public they asked people to avoid the area.

After several hours, a 33-year-old man was arrested and charged.

He is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Monday.

Officers said nobody was injured during the incident which involved a single property on the street and thanked local residents for their patience.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers attended at an address on Wales Street, Aberdeen, to execute a warrant, around 8.55am on Sunday, January 16.

“While there a man barricaded himself within the property.

“A 33-year-old man was subsequently arrested and charged. He is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Monday, January 17.

“Nobody was injured and the incident was contained to a single property. The local community are thanked for their patience while officers dealt with the incident.”