A 76-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill — and an old rifle has been seized — following an armed police response to Chale Green earlier today (Tuesday).

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary said it was called to an address in the area at 10.30am this morning.

Police received reports of a man threatening another man with a firearm.

Officers attended and arrested a 76-year-old from Chale Green. 

He was detained on suspicion of making threats to kill and possessing a firearm without a certificate.

An old rifle was seized by officers.

The man remains in custody.