Armed Police from the Isle of Wight have been deployed to Fort Street in Sandown on the Isle of Wight following reports of a man with a weapon.
Island-based ARV officers are being supported by officers from the mainland on the ground and by a helicopter from NPAS Bournemouth in the air.
A large cordon has been put in place and resident have been advised to stay in their home whilst officers deal with what it’s being described as fluid and fast-moving incident.
It’s understood that the incident is centre around Sandham House an HMO on Fort Road that is managed and owned by Southern Housing.
A robbery was reported the previous evening with the same location.
Hampshire Police have been approached for further comment
More to follow