Riot police today stormed a house after taping off a road in Portsmouth due to concerns for a man’s welfare.
Three police vans are in Widley Road, Stamshaw, with officers dressed in full riot gear taping off the road to residents.
What appeared to be a burning piece of clothing was hurled from a first-floor window and shortly afterwards a bottle crashed down onto the road in front of officers.
As a police officer shouted to a man in the property ‘Put the knife down!’ several policemen in riot gear smashed through the front door and went into the building.
A man was later led from the building and placed into a police van.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: ‘Police were called at 11.19am to reports of a concern for welfare of a man at an address in Widley Road, Portsmouth.
‘Officers are currently at the scene and a cordon is in place to allow officers to deal with the incident safely.’