22-year-old man arrested following an armed police incident in Bideford

Armed police arrest a man in Mill Street in Bideford Credit: Levi Tucker/Devon Live

A man has been arrested after a suspected firearms incident in North Devon.

Police were called to Mill Street in Bideford just after midday on Thursday 6 August after being told that a person at a residential address was believed to be in possession of a firearm.

Police, including armed officers, arrived at the scene, and the street was cordoned off.

Armed police were called to Mill Street in Bideford just before midday on Thursday 6 August. Credit: Levi Tucker/Devon Live

Devon and Cornwall Police says a male has been detained, and officers have seized what is believed to be a BB gun.

A spokesperson for the force says, "A 22-year-old local man had been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and making threats to kill. He remains on police custody at this time."