PICTURES: Police stand-off against man with gun

Police are currently negotiating with an armed man in a home in Pagham.

Sunday, 28th August 2016, 11:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:00 pm
Police have cordoned off a house in Pagham after a man armed with a gun was using threatening behaviour. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Sussex Police said: "Emergency services were called to a property in Harbour Road, Pagham at around 4.10pm on Sunday (28 August) following reports a 72-year-old man was using threatening behaviour and armed with a gun.

"A woman known to the man was also in the house, but she has now left and is safe and well. There are no reported injuries.

"The 72-year-old man remains in the house alone.

Police have cordoned off a house in Pagham after a man armed with a gun was using threatening behaviour. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

"A police cordon has been set up around the house and the road has been closed.

"Officers, including firearms officers, remain at the scene while negotiations continue."

There were reports on Facebook that armed police squads were at the scene, and that neighbours have been told by police to stay in their homes and lock their doors during the conflict.

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A Facebook post shows armed police in Pagham following reports of a man with a gun using threatening behaviour. Picture: Bognor News and Local Events

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Police have cordoned off a house in Pagham after a man armed with a gun was using threatening behaviour. Picture: Eddie Mitchell