VIDEO: Man arrested after armed police siege at Bretton house

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Armed police have arrested a man after a five hour long armed siege in Watergall, Bretton, this afternoon.

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The man refuses to leave the property and a woman has been seen inside as well.

Cambridgeshire police said they could not confirm if it was a hostage situation or not.

Police were called to an address in Watergall at 12.25pm to reports of a domestic incident.

Officers attended the scene and attempted to arrest the man who has entered a house and is refusing to come out.

The scene in Watergall in Bretton, Peterborough

The scene in Watergall in Bretton, Peterborough

Officers, including negotiators, are at the scene and a cordon is in place.

The man is understood to have a gun, but police officers have not been able to confirm if it is real or fake.

Rumours that children were in the house have been confirmed as untrue.

Eyewitnesses said the man threw a bottle of brandy out of a window at police and had been shouting at officers.

An eyewitness told the Peterborough Telegraph that the man threatened to douse himself in petrol and set himself on fire. He has also been seen drinking alcohol.

Another resident added: “Normally it’s really nice here, I’ve lived here 10 years and never had anything like this before.”

The emergency services presence is described as “huge” with police, armed police, fire and ambulance on scene.

Anyone living in the cordoned off area will have to wait until the incident is finished in order to get home.

There is currently a crowd of around 20 people standing at the cordon.