Police have been on the scene of an Armed incident since 12:30pm on the 22nd Wednesday 2014.

Cumbria Police attended reports of a man in a distressed state on Thames Road, Walney, Barrow-in-Furness.

Armed officers are in attendance as a precaution and are in the isolating the area to minimise any risk to the public

Police have confirmed that the incident is contained.

Armed officers and police negotiators are on the scene speaking to a distressed man who is threatening officers with a knife.

The risk to the public is minimised and while police are asking people to avoid the area, this is a precaution only.