Armed police have been called to an address in Bideford this afternoon (Thursday, August 6).

Armed police in Mill Street, Bideford. Picture: #TuckerTimesArmed police in Mill Street, Bideford. Picture: #TuckerTimes

Police were called to Mill Street to reports of a man in a residential property in possession of a suspected firearm.

Police, including armed officers, arrived at the scene, and the street has been cordoned off by police.

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

A statement from Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police have been called to Mill Street in Bideford after receiving a report that a person within a residential address was believed to be in possession of a suspected firearm.

There was an alleged incident of a suspected firearm at Mill Street in Bideford. Picture: Graham HobbsThere was an alleged incident of a suspected firearm at Mill Street in Bideford. Picture: Graham Hobbs

“Units, including armed officers, are currently on the scene and a male has been detained.

“Officers have seized what is believed to be a BB gun.”

Update: A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and making threats to kill.

He remains in police custody.

Armed police in Mill Street in Bideford. Picture: #TuckerTimesArmed police in Mill Street in Bideford. Picture: #TuckerTimes

There was an alleged incident of a suspected firearm at Mill Street in Bideford. Picture: Graham HobbsThere was an alleged incident of a suspected firearm at Mill Street in Bideford. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Armed police were called to Mill Street in Bideford following reports of a man with a suspected firearm. Picture: Graham HobbsArmed police were called to Mill Street in Bideford following reports of a man with a suspected firearm. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Armed police detain a suspect after reports of a suspected firearm at Mill Street in Bideford, initial reports suggest it was a BB gun. Picture: Graham HobbsArmed police detain a suspect after reports of a suspected firearm at Mill Street in Bideford, initial reports suggest it was a BB gun. Picture: Graham Hobbs