A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after shots were fired at unarmed officers after they attended a rural property near Lake Vyrnwy.
Police confirmed that they attended the property at around 10.50am on Monday 21st January in order to carry out a welfare check at the address.
A spokesperson confirmed that a 44-year-old male from Kidderminster fired shots at unarmed officers when they arrived at the property.
The area was cordoned off as specialist firearms team were sent to the address.
The National Police Air Service also attended in order to provide real-time intelligence to officers on the ground and also to officers at the force control room.
A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said the incident was brought to a “successful conclusion” with no one being hurt.
The 44-year-old man was arrested “swiftly and safely” on suspicion of attempted murder and firearms offences.
He was taken to hospital for treatment with a police escort after a “medical episode”.
The police confirmed that there was no-one else at the rural property.
Superintendent John Cummins, Police Divisional Commander for the County of Powys said:
‘A hugely traumatic incident for the team in Welsh Pool Police yesterday.
‘Thank you for all the well wishes and support from the Police Federation of England & Wales, Dyfed Powys officers and BCU staff’.
The incident highlights the dangers of rural policing where backup can often been many miles away when extremely dangerous situations occur.
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