Armed police surround gunman

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Armed police surrounded a flat today after a man was threatened by someone armed with a handgun.

Avon and Somerset police closed roads in the area around the high street in Wells, Somerset, where the armed man was in a first-floor flat.

The alarm was raised at 1.15pm.

Armed police with riot shields were at various locations in the city centre as the police talked to the man in the flat. A police helicopter hovered overhead.