Helmet wearing police carrying machine guns swoop on Pontypridd as two injured

Two people have been injured following an incident in Pontypridd, Wales, this evening. Armed police were called to the Albert Road area of the town centre shortly before 6pm on Thursday. A large emergency response arrived on the scene, but the incident is currently unknown. Several police vehicles and paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service arrived on the scene following reports of an incident. 

According to a member of the public who was in the area at the time an alleged attack took place elsewhere and a car containing two injured people pulled up to the back of Dewi Sant Health Park, located in Albert Road, though police are yet to release a statement on the incident.

Wales Online reported that an eyewitness said they saw a shirtless man being spoken to by police.

The Welsh Ambulance Service has confirmed they were called to the incident shortly after 6pm.

They sent two emergency ambulances and a paramedic in a rapid response car and two people were taken to the emergency department. 

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There are no details currently on the extent of their injuries, but they have been taken to hospital.

South Wales Police has been approached for comment on the incident.

Armed police officers were seen at the scene, fully kitted out with helmets and armed uniform.

More to follow…