We were called to Rumbold Street in Lincoln at 8.56am yesterday morning (18 November) following a report that a man was carrying a hammer.
Officers were immediately deployed and within 13 minutes had arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.
He was taken to our station in South Park Avenue where he disclosed a threat to kill another person. This person was not in the local area at the time of the arrest.
Thomas Stamp of The Cornerhouse in Lincoln was charged with making a threat to kill and will appear before Lincoln Magistrates on 4th January 2021. He is on bail until this date.
Response Team Sergeant for Lincoln's city centre, Paul Mayo, one of the officers who assisted with the arrest says:
“I’m pleased we were able to quickly make this arrest and I would like to thank those who alerted us to this.
“We will continue to do everything we can to keep our streets weapon-free.”
Lincolnshire Police is committed to reducing weapons across the county as part of Operation Raptor. This includes proactive enforcement, reacting to incidents involving weapons, education and targeted campaigns such as the current weapons amnesty
Reference: Incident 79 of 18th November 2020
19 Nov 20 2:46 PM