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

There was a heavy police presence in Skylark Lane, Ipswich, while armed officers dealt with a stand-

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 - Credit: Archant

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 POTTER

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

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 MAPS

Police are at an incident in Skylark Lane, Ipswich. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant


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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.

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

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