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Arrest made after armed police in stand-off with ‘axe’ man in Skylark Lane, Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 12:04 01 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:52 01 January 2018

There was a heavy police presence in Skylark Lane, Ipswich, while armed officers dealt with a stand-off in the residential street. Picture: TOM POTTER

There was a heavy police presence in Skylark Lane, Ipswich, while armed officers dealt with a stand-off in the residential street. Picture: TOM POTTER

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An arrest has been after armed police were involved in a stand-off with a man carrying an axe at a property in Ipswich.

Armed officers are at the scene of an incident in Skylark Lane in Ipswich. Picture: TOM POTTERArmed officers are at the scene of an incident in Skylark Lane in Ipswich. Picture: TOM POTTER

Officers were called at 11.05am to an address in Skylark Lane in the Pinewood area of town.

Residents of the road reported concerns for the actions of a male in rear garden, armed with an axe and causing damage to property.

A police helicopter, dog unit and armed officers were involved in containing and searching the immediate area.

By 12.54pm, police had arrested a man in connection with the incident.

Police are at an incident in Skylark Lane, Ipswich. Picture: GOOGLE MAPSPolice are at an incident in Skylark Lane, Ipswich. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The man, believed to be in his 40s, was contained within a property and arrested on suspicion of affray.

He has been taken to Martlesham Heath Police Investigation Centre where he remains in custody.

A police spokesman said no one else was being sought in connection with the incident.

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