ARMED police were called to an incident in Askam following reports that a man was allegedly in possession of a blade.

A 31-year-old man from Askam has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article during an incident that took place yesterday (March 12) at 7.20pm.

A police spokesman confirmed that “nobody was hurt during the incident” and that firearms officers were deployed as a precaution.

The arrested man remains in custody today.