Teignmouth police make arrest after 12 hour samurai sword stand off

Mid Devon Star: Teignmouth police in 24 hour samurai sword stand off Teignmouth police in 24 hour samurai sword stand off

A man has been arrested after a 12-hour samurai sword stand off in Teignmouth.

Police were called to an incident in Teignmouth at around 1.45pm on Wednesday, 9 April after concerns were expressed regarding a man inside a property on Fourth Avenue.

It was reported that a man was in possession of a samurai sword and a hammer.

Officers set up a cordon around the property and Police negotiators attended the scene.

Following negotiations, a 51-year-old man was arrested at around 1.50am this morning, Thursday, 10 April and is in custody at Torquay Police Station.

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