UPDATED: Man arrested after stand-off in Paulsgrove

Police outside student accommodation in Stanhope Road, Portsmouth on Friday Picture Ben Fishwick

Man arrested in Portsmouth explosives probe at Stanhope Road student block is released by police

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POLICE have arrested a 37-year-old man after a stand-off in Portsmouth.

A large part of Almondsbury Road in Paulsgrove was cordoned off while officers dealt with a domestic incident.

Police said the man was keeping his children in a flat but they stressed that at no stage were they worried about the youngsters’ safety.

The road was been cordoned off between Kingscote Road and Winterbourne Road.

In a statement police said road closures are now being lifted and people will be able to go back into their homes.