Armed police at New College after ex-employee threatens staff

A former New College employee made a serious threat to a college member of staff earlier today, causing armed police officers to rush in.

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A trusted inside source at New College told Swindon 24 that “police were called to in after a serious threat was made to a member of staff, by an ex-employee”.

STORY UPDATE: Ex-employee arrested after threats to turn up armed

Police officers were called to the college earlier this afternoon, Thursday, 21 January, but a number of officers remain on scene now, at 5pm.

Reports are that the threats were made via social media platform, Facebook.

Wiltshire Police confirmed that they are in attendance of an incident, but could not confirm what type of incident they were dealing with at the time.

More information to follow.