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Armed police used to 'ensure safety of everyone' during search for high-risk missing person

Credit: Manx Radio

Police say man is now being dealt with by 'appropriate agencies'

Specialist firearms officers were used yesterday (31 May) to help find a high-risk missing person.

Police have confirmed to Manx Radio an incident on Lower Dukes Road in Douglas was linked to an appeal for help in finding a man now described as ‘vulnerable’.

Officers had told people not to approach the man who they shared a photograph of on social media – they didn’t name him.

The Isle of Man Constabulary says the armed police were used to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

A spokesperson added: "We thank the public for their assistance during the investigation.

"The person involved is being dealt with by the appropriate agencies."

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