Up to 50 officers have been deployed to deal with an armed siege in Oxfordshire where a man is holding a two-year-old girl, the Oxford Mail reported.
Kidlington Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "This is a contained incident and neighbourhood officers will be carrying out patrols speaking to residents.
"We strongly advise you to avoid the roads in and around Morton Avenue as there will not be any access".
More top news
ITV Border Political Editor Peter MacMahon says it's far to early to call this referendum.
A World War Two veteran has told ITV News he has fulfilled a boyhood dream by voting for an independent Scotland.
Speaking as a Scot - not the ITV News Scotland Correspondent - I am feeling a great anxiety about what lies ahead.