A Serbian man who threatened to kill people and was heavily armed was arrested in Pietà after a 5 hour operation.

The man reportedly locked himself in his own residence at around 7pm on Sunday after an argument over a car in triq il-Qrejten.

Police surrounded the building block and spent hours trying to negotiate with the Serbian man as he was holding a firearm in his hands. At around 2 am this morning police were seen breaking into his residence as he was not cooperating with them after several hours of trying.

The man was arrested shortly after and taken to the police depot for investigation.

Multiple firearms were later found in his residence.

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