Teignmouth house surrounded by police amid sword fear

  • 9 April 2014
  • From the section Devon
Police cordon in Fourth Avenue, Teignmouth
Image caption A cordon was set up around the incident in Fourth Avenue
Policeman with riot shield
Image caption Armed police officers were called to the scene

Armed police have surrounded a house in Devon following concerns about a man who is believed to have a samurai sword and and a hammer.

A cordon was set up around the property in Fourth Avenue in Teignmouth after police were alerted at about 13:45 BST.

A police helicopter, ambulance crews and the fire service are at the scene.

Negotiators are speaking with a 51-year-old man and gas and electricity supplies to the property have been cut off.

Devon and Cornwall Police said no members of the public were in danger.

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