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Man stabbed Swansea; Police deal with incident involving person on roof

THE city centre of Swansea is being disrupted today as police deal with two interconnected incidents.

The Strand road has been closed since 6:30 am, following reports of a stabbing at 3:50 am, while emergency services work to handle a person situated on a roof.

Initially described as a “police incident,” the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has now confirmed their involvement in assisting the police and ambulance services. Their crews are currently addressing the situation, with the person on the roof approximately 10 meters above ground level. A line rescue team has been established, and efforts are ongoing.

The South Wales Police issued a statement revealing that officers were alerted by the Welsh Ambulance Service shortly before 3:50 am regarding a man who had been stabbed on Union Street in Swansea. The alleged suspect fled towards the Strand, marking a direct link between the stabbing and the current incident unfolding on the roof.

Inspector James Wilson emphasized the importance of public safety, leading to the closure of the Strand in both directions, spanning from Welcome Lane to the A483 New Cut Road. This measure enables trained negotiators and emergency services to effectively respond to the situation at hand. Inspector Wilson expressed gratitude towards the public for their cooperation and understanding during this ongoing incident.

According to traffic monitoring service Inrix, traffic in the affected area has been managing reasonably well, considering the road closure. Witnesses have reported the presence of four police vans, an unmarked police car, an ambulance car, and a fire service van at the scene. In the interest of public safety, officers are currently diverting pedestrians, prohibiting them from turning left at the Strand towards Parc Tawe retail park.

The situation remains fluid, with authorities actively working to resolve the incidents and ensure the safety of all involved. The Swansea Herald will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide further updates as they become available.

Note: This article is based on information available at the time of writing and is subject to change as more details emerge.