Statement on incident at Royal Liverpool University Hospital
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We can confirm that armed officers remain at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital this morning, Thursday 4 November.
At around 10.20pm last night, a concern for the safety of a man outside the hospital was reported. Officers remain in the area and a road closure is in place on Prescot Street at both ends.
Please avoid the area while we deal with the incident. Staff at the hospital are directing patients and visitors accordingly and will provide further updates when appropriate.
The car park on Prescot Street remains open but local businesses within the cordon will be affected.
Chief Inspector Steve Hardy said “Although this incident will cause disruption to those who live, work and are being treated, I would like to reassure people that it is being contained and there is no wider threat to the public.
“We thank everyone for their patience and ask that people who need the services of the hospital look out for more updates this morning.”