St Michael's Mead residents evacuated as man 'threatens to set himself on fire'
Residents were evacuated from their homes in St Michael's Mead in Bishop's Stortford on Wednesday (Sept 25) as a result of all three emergency services being called to an incident.
There were unconfirmed reports that a man had doused himself in petrol and was threatening to set himself alight.
The incident, which lasted for three hours, centred on a block of flats in Stockmen Field, which overlook the northern parkland on St Michael's Mead bordering the B1004 Great Hadham Road.
Members of all three local emergency services – Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and East of England Ambulance Service – attended the scene. A police cordon was put in place.
A statement from Hertfordshire Constabulary read: "Police have been in Stockmen Field, Bishop’s Stortford, this afternoon concerned about the welfare of a man inside a property.
"Officers have evacuated a small number of homes as a precaution.
"Officers arrived at the address just before 4.15pm and, after engaging with the man, managed to resolve the situation peacefully at around 7.30pm."