Man arrested after three-hour stand-off with armed police

Police have closed Springhurst Close in Ipswich, because of the on-going incident Picture: ARCHANT

Police have closed Springhurst Close in Ipswich, because of the on-going incident Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested after a three-hour stand-off with armed police at a house in Ipswich.

Officers surrounded the house, in Springhurst Close, following an incident with a man who was believed to be carrying a knife. Trained negotiators were at the scene and spoke with the man inside to try and make him leave the property.

The cul-de-sac was completely closed and the ambulance service were also in attendance.

Suffolk police were initially called to the area earlier today by residents who said that a man was acting in a threatening way towards them and that he may be in possession of a knife.

When officers arrived they tracked the man down to the house and a stand-off ensued.

The man was alone inside the property and nobody was hurt during the incident. He was arrested at 7.05 pm, over three hours after the stand-off began.

Police officers have taken the man to Martlesham Investigation Centre for further questioning.

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