Worthing armed stand-off: Police release update on suspect after six-hour showdown

Sussex Police are continuing their investigation following a six-hour armed stand-off in Worthing on Thursday (January 16).

Saturday, 18th January 2020, 9:24 am
Updated Saturday, 18th January 2020, 9:25 am

Officers armed with automatic weapons joined other members of the emergency services in Broadwater Street West following reports of a man threatening to harm himself.

After being called at around 8.30am, officers negotiated with the man inside a property until he finally agreed to come outside at 2.30pm. He was then taken into custody.

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Police with riot gear in Broadwater Street West

Sussex Police has now confirmed the man, who has not been named, has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

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The suspect being detained