OFFICERS make an arrest in connection to a concern for safety report this evening.

Essex Police officers were called to an address in Chapel Road, Epping following the concern for the safety of a man at around 4pm on Friday, August 4.

Police, including firearms officers, supported Essex Fire and Rescue and the ambulance service with a fast response.

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Officers have arrested a man on suspicion of threats to cause criminal damage and he remains in custody.

Chief Inspector Tina Cooper said: "We appreciate that this large emergency services response would have caused concern for residents.

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"This was an isolated incident which we worked quickly to contain.

"A man has been arrested and officers will remain in the area to continue enquiries."