Armed police and dog unit in Clements Road, Ramsgate

Police at the scene Photo Claire Bellamy

Clements Road in Ramsgate has been closed off by police this afternoon (October 7)

Residents report armed police and a dog unit in the road. The police helicopter was also scouring the area.

Photo Claire Bellamy

Officers have surrounded one of the residential blocks and both motorists and pedestrians are not able to enter the road or leave.

Kent Police officers were called out after a man with a knife was seen behaving erratically.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police officers are currently at a property in Clements Road, Ramsgate following a report that a man in possession of a bladed weapon was behaving erratically inside.

“No one else is believed to be in the property and no injuries have been reported.”

UPDATE: Man arrested following armed police and dog unit attendance at incident in Ramsgate