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Armed police surround out-of-hours surgery in Craigavon

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Armed police have surrounded a GP Out of Hours surgery in Craigavon this morning (Wednesday).

Firefighters are also in attendance at the building on the Lurgan ROad in Portadown, next to Craigavon Area Hospital.

The stand-off began around 10am this morning, however,  it remains unclear at this early stage as to what prompted the emergency response.

A Southern Trust spokesperson said: “There is an incident ongoing on the Craigavon Area Hospital site. Traffic restrictions are in place. Emergency services are at the scene. We will keep you updated.”

One eye-witness told Armagh I that police, along with firefighters, have surrounded the building but it remains unclear if any of them are inside.

UPDATE: Man barricades himself into GP surgery as armed police swoop

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