Tense stand-off for armed police in Commercial Road, Portsmouth

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SHOCKING reports from eye-witnesses are emerging as police stakeout a shop where an knife-wielding man is believed to be inside.

Three people have apparently been seen leaving the former Virgin Media shop, in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, this afternoon, more than an hour after armed police taped off the area.

There are swarms of officers, some with riot shields and police dogs, at the front and back of the shop.

Police are also understood to be patrolling the roofs.

Picture: Wayne Whittle

Picture: Wayne Whittle