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Man in custody after armed siege

A man is being questioned by police after a 5-hour stand-off in Leighton Buzzard last night.

Armed response teams were called to a property in the Bridge Street area at about 5pm yesterday afternoon.

A bomb disposal unit was also called to the scene.

A number of roads were closed in the area while specially-trained negotiators spoke to the man.

He was taken into police custody at about 10.30pm.

An imitation firearm was found at the property.