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Chawleigh woman wielding petrol can arrested over 'threats to kill'
6:00am Tuesday 17th December 2013 in Devon
A woman wielding a petrol can has been arrested for making "threats to kill" in Chawleig.
Police were called to a property in Chawleigh just after 8.30am this morning (Monday, December 16) after reports a woman was causing an obstruction.
A police spokesman said that when officers arrived at the scene, the woman, who was in possession of a petrol can, was making threats to harm herself, others and property.
Adding: "Due to the nature of the threats the fire service was called and attended the address as a precaution.
"Police negotiators and firearms officers were also called to the property."
Just after noon a 62 year-old woman from Chawleigh was arrested for making threats to kill and taken into police custody.
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