UPDATE: Firearms officers deal with man brandishing weapon in Holsworthy
A man allegedly brandishing a knife was dealt with by armed police in Holsworthy on Saturday night.
Police along with officers from the firearms unit were called to the scene in the town centre at around 6pm.
Reports were received of a man in the street brandishing a knife or an offensive weapon.
The police helicopter was also called to the scene initially while the man was in the street but he then entered his house.
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No firearms or Tasers were used and a police spokesman said only minor injuries were caused.
The man was arrested and taken into custody.
A statement has since been released from Devon and Cornwall Police regarding the incident.
It states: "We are aware that there has been some suggestion on social networks that during this incident persons were shot or stabbed.
"We can categorically confirm that this was not the case and we would like to reassure the local community of our continued proportionate response to such calls from the public.
"The male remains in police custody and no other persons are sought at this time."
The incident was extensively talked about on social networking site Twitter.
@AllWeKnowIsTom_ 14h saidc: "Something is going on in Holsworthy because of the amount of ambulances, police cars and helicopters I've seen"
@Seasidedolly 14h said: "Just drove through Holsworthy to crazy scenes ! Armed Police Tooled right up ! Machine Guns and Bullet Proof Vests ! So scary !"
@crocky72 13h said: "@DC_Police helicopter and 7 police vehicles in Holsworthy! What's going in?"
@BenCosta4 12h said: "Today is the day Holsworthy turned into Los Santos."
@samdown1999 11h said: "Sounds like someone in Holsworthy wanted to make GTA real!!!"