Teignmouth samurai sword siege: Man, 51, in care

Police cordon in Fourth Avenue, Teignmouth A cordon was set up around the house in Fourth Avenue
Policeman with riot shield Armed police officers were called to the scene

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A man who was arrested after a siege lasting 12 hours in Teignmouth, Devon has been placed into the care of mental health professionals.

Officers were called to a house in Fourth Avenue at about 13:45 BST on Wednesday after reports about a man with a samurai sword and a hammer.

Police entered the house at 01:50 BST and arrested a man on suspicion of threats to kill and threatening with a blade.

No-one was injured, they added.

The road was earlier cordoned off and armed police were at the scene.

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