Man arrested for making threats to kill after armed police are called to Portsmouth street

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill after an incident which saw armed police called to a Portsmouth street.

Saturday, 18th January 2020, 3:38 pm
Updated Sunday, 19th January 2020, 2:01 pm

Residents were urged to stay inside their homes after the commotion erupted in Cyprus Road, Buckland, at 8pm yesterday.

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Constabulary said the man who was arrested, aged 39 from Portsmouth, remains in custody.

She confirmed officers with firearms were called to respond to the incident.

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A police car in Cyprus Road, Buckland, on Friday night after an incident in which one man was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill. Picture: Neil Fatkin

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One woman, who asked not to be named, said the drama sparked a large police presence.

‘I came outside to get into my car but was told by a police officer to go back into the house and remain inside,’ she said.

‘We stayed inside and watched TV as I didn't want my kids to see anything that was going on.'