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People have been evacuated from Oldham town centre after a man entered a police station and assaulted a police officer.

Reinforcements rushed to the scene after the man gained entry to the grounds of Oldham Police Station just before 10pm.

The man, who assaulted a police officer, was arrested by officers who used a taser on him.

People have been evacuated from Oldham town centre after a man entered a police station and assaulted a police officer

GMP Oldham said they were dealing with an incident in Oldham town centre and a cordon was in place

GMP Oldham said they were dealing with an incident in Oldham town centre and a cordon was in place

GMP Oldham said they were dealing with an incident in Oldham town centre and a cordon was in place

He has now been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, assault of a police officer and being found on enclosed premises.

It is not known if the police officer was injured in the incident. 

The centre of Oldham was sealed off and businesses evacuated as officers examined a car believed to be linked to the suspect.   

A cordon is now in place in the region as specialist officers examine a suspicious vehicle which is believed to have belonged to the man.

Police sealed off the area while they examined a car believed to be linked to the arrested man

Police sealed off the area while they examined a car believed to be linked to the arrested man

Police sealed off the area while they examined a car believed to be linked to the arrested man

A large cordon was in place in the centre of Oldham for several hours while a car was probed

A large cordon was in place in the centre of Oldham for several hours while a car was probed

A large cordon was in place in the centre of Oldham for several hours while a car was probed

A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: ‘Just before 10pm tonight (Tuesday 4 January 2022), a male gained entry to the grounds of Oldham Police Station.

‘The male was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, assault of a police officer and being found on enclosed premises. During the arrest the male was tasered.

‘A vehicle found nearby is believed to belong to the man.

‘A precautionary cordon is in place while the contents of the vehicle are examined by specialist GMP officers.

‘There are a number of road closures are in place and some premises have been evacuated.’

The cordon was lifted after around four hours. 

Source: Daily Mail UK

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