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