An Armed response unit was deployed with less lethal emphasis to assist other officers in the city of Southampton this afternoon we can reveal.
Armed police were called to help detain a female who was spotted armed with a knife in the St Mary’s area of the city.
The highly trained officers from Winchester safely resolved the incident with no injuries.
A woman has been detained for an offence of possession of a bladed article in a public place.
She remains in custody at Southampton central police station awaiting questioning.