UPDATE: Armed police called to an incident in Farlington

A 45-year-old man has been arrested after armed police were called to an incident involving a man with a handgun in Farlington last night.

Sunday, 4th September 2016, 8:57 am
Updated Sunday, 4th September 2016, 10:36 am

The incident happened in Broad Gardens, near Havant Road.

It is believed that more than half-a-dozen police units, including armed officers and police dogs and ambulances, were at the scene.

The small industrial estate behind Pearl of the Orient was blocked off by police cars.

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The area was sealed-off by uniformed officers from approximately 7pm.

Three ambulances were also on scene. There have been no reports of casualties.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: ‘Police were in attendance at Broad Gardens, Farlington during the evening of Saturday, September 3 in connection with a report of concerns for the welfare of a man.

‘Officers were called to the address just before 7pm.

‘A 45-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested just after 12.30am on Sunday, September 4.

‘Part of Lower Farlington Road was closed while police dealt with the incident.’