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Armed police called as axe wielded by man during argument on Gloucester street

Armed officers were called to Painswick Road in Gloucester on Monday evening after receiving a report of a man threatening someone while wielding an axe.

Police were called at around 5.40pm by the man who was being threatened and armed officers were sent to the scene.

In a statement, Gloucestershire Constabulary confirmed that they closed the road while they sought to resolve the situation.

The statement said: "It is believed the incident relates to a disagreement between the victim and suspect.

"Armed officers attended and the road was temporarily closed while they tried to locate the man and resolve the situation safely.

"A man was subsequently arrested in connection with the incident and has been taken into custody while enquiries continue.

"Officers want to hear from any witnesses to the incident, particularly any motorists who passed the scene at the time.

"Anyone with information should call 101 and quote incident 332 of 6 January."

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