POLICE are today continuing to speak to a man believed to be armed with a gun inside a property, near Chichester.
Emergency services were called to a house, on Harbour Road in Pagham, on Sunday at 4pm after reports of a 72-year-old man armed with a gun.
A woman known to the man was also in the house at the time, but left shortly after police arrived and is safe.
Detective Superintendent Carwyn Hughes said: ‘I would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding while we deal with this situation.
‘Harbour Road remains closed and a cordon around the area is still in place. Communication between a trained negotiator and the 72-year-old man in the house continues.’