Armed police seal off flats after officers 'faced by gunman'

Police activity in the area off Moorland Avenue, Lincoln
Image caption Police sealed off the area and said specialist negotiators attended the scene

Armed police officers sealed off a block of flats in Lincoln after they were confronted by a man carrying what was thought to be a gun.

Police were called to an area off Moorland Avenue shortly before 19.30 BST after an alarm was activated.

Lincolnshire Police said responding officers were met by a man with what was believed to be a gun.

At 23:25 BST police said the incident had been brought to a "safe conclusion" but did not give any further details.

Lincolnshire Police confirmed that specialist police negotiators attended the scene.

Tactical Firearms Commander Chief Insp Daryl Pearce said a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident was now under way.

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