Several people were injured in an incident in Rhondda Cynon Taf, police have confirmed

Officials were dealing with “a serious incident” that occurred around noon on Baglan Street in Treorchy on Friday, South Wales police said

Police said the road had been closed and people were advised to avoid the area until further notice

A barrier with a small white tent was erected outside the premises around a take-away restaurant called Blue Sky

Paramedics were called “about an incident at an address in the Ynyswen area of ​​Treorchy,” at 12:00 GMT, the Welsh Ambulance Service

said

A spokesman said, “We were on site with one fast-reacting vehicle, three ambulances, our Hazardous Area Emergency Team and the Wales Air Ambulance”

Rhondda MP Chris Bryant tweeted he was aware of “disturbing events on Baglan Street” and said his thoughts are with all concerned

I am aware of disturbing events on Baglan Street in Treherbert / Ynyswen. My thoughts are directed to all concerned and to @swpRCT and @WelshAmbulance who are present

He also said that Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Ynyswen Primary School “is aware of the incident and has taken all necessary precautions”

He said, “Because so many emergency services showed up, people thought there had to be a massive manhunt

Deeply concerned about the news of the major incident in Ynyswen I will be kept informed of developments and my thoughts go with everyone in the community at this worrying time. Please follow police instructions and avoid the area until further notice : // tco / jNOcQWHjA7

Sarah Belgrove, 54, who lives a few doors down from the scene, said the ambulance was forced to land some distance from Baglan Street

“The helicopter was in the sky and had to land at school, on the playground – it’s like a soccer field,” she said

“The paramedics who got off the helicopter stopped some cars to take them to the scene”

Neighbor Mavis Wakeford, 79, added, “I’ve lived here all my life and nothing like this has ever happened”

Andrew Morgan, Chairman of the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, thanked emergency services for “the significant attendance that is ongoing”

I was informed of the major incident at Ynyswen and I would like to thank the emergency services for the significant participation that is ongoing. My thoughts go out to everyone affected by this incident, but please avoid the area until the emergency services leave

“The main road through Ynsywen is cordoned off, there are a good number of police officers, there are forensic experts in white suits investigating the area around a Chinese restaurant called The Blue Sky

“I heard an officer tell a member of the public that he had never seen so many police officers and emergency vehicles at the same time

“As I drove here, I saw two ambulances escorted by police vehicles at speed and driving through the Rhondda”

A Wales Air Ambulance landed from Mid Wales Airport at Powys in Ynyswen at 13:00 GMT

The police urged anyone who witnessed the events on Baglan Street to contact the police

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