PICTURES: Armed police seal road after reports of weapons in house

Armed police were seen in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
Armed police were seen in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
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Armed police have cordoned off a road in Worthing’s town centre after reports of weapons in a house.

Salisbury Road in Worthing has been blocked off with police cars since earlier this afternoon, and several firearms officers are currently at the scene.

Armed police were seen in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Armed police were seen in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Sussex Police was keen to point out it is not being linked to Monday’s terror attack in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured dozens more.

A police spokesman said: “Police have closed Salisbury Road in Worthing after a report a number of weapons had been seen in a property. The report was received about midday on Thursday (May 25).

“Armed officers are in attendance at the property.”

Click here to see a video interview with eyewitnesses.

Armed police were seen in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Armed police were seen in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Sussex Police have now confirmed that the armed police response was due to paintball guns.

Armed police were seen in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Armed police were seen in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Armed police were seen in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Armed police were seen in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Armed police are in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Armed police are in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Armed police in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Armed police in Salisbury Road, Worthing. Picture: Eddie Mitchell