Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man with crossbow arrested in Cowes, Isle of Wight

Ward Avenue, Cowes Image copyright Google
Image caption Police deployed specialist units after sightings of a man with the weapon in Ward Avenue

A man thought to have been armed with a crossbow has been arrested by police officers on the Isle of Wight.

Hampshire Constabulary was called to Cowes after sightings of a man holding the weapon were reported in the Ward Avenue area at 14:12 GMT.

He was arrested in Love Lane at about 17:00, and a crossbow was recovered.

A spokesman said: "Officers would like to reassure members of the public that they did not receive any reports of people being threatened or harmed."

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