Armed police responded to an incident in Peterborough this afternoon, Monday April 24.
Officers were called at 12.10pm today with reports of a man with a knife in St Paul’s Road in Peterborough.
Officers from the armed policing unit attended the scene and conducted a thorough search of the area, including speaking to residents in the street and patrons at the Blue Bell Inn.
An eyewitness who did not want to be named said: “Just seen two police men with huge guns going in.
“They had huge guns - like the type you see police with in airports. Took me rather by surprise on a Monday lunch time.”
The man is only described as wearing a blue hooded top and carrying a knife.
Officers have so far not been able to locate the individual.