UPDATE: Police continue negotiations with armed man in Pagham

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Police negotiations with a man who is believed to have a gun continue this morning in Pagham.

According to police, emergency services were first called to Harbour Road at around 4.10pm on Sunday (28 August) to a report of threatening behaviour.

A woman known to the 72-year-old man was also in the house at the time, but she left shortly after police arrival and is safe and well.

There are reports of fire engines at the scene this morning, however this have not been confirmed by police or fire services.

The man, who is on his own and believed to have a gun, continues to communicate with trained police negotiators, police have confirmed.

A police spokesperson said: “We’re working to keep everyone safe and resolve the incident as quickly and safely as possible.”

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