ARMED units were called to Ruishton this morning (Monday, February 26) following reports of a man threatening a member of the public with a weapon.

Police were called at around 7.20am after an individual was reportedly threatened by a man with a weapon in the Cheats Road area.

A spokesperson from the Avon and Somerset Police force said: "We received a call at approximately 7.20am this morning (Monday, February 26) from a member of the public who reported being threatened by a man with a weapon in the Cheats Road area of Ruishton.

"The weapon was not used and no injury was sustained.

"Officers, including armed units, attended the scene and made sure the member of the public was safe.

"An area tour to locate the man involved has so far proved negative. We'd like to reassure the public officers remain in the area carrying out enquiries and to provide community reassurance.

"A temporary road closure was put in place, which has since been lifted."

Ruishton Church of England School had to "unexpectedly" close due to the incident. Posting on Facebook, a school spokesperson said: "Thank you for your patience this morning as we had to unexpectedly close the school, due to an incident in the village.

"Police have confirmed that the incident is over and all roads into the school are now open.

"We have re-opened with immediate effect. Lessons will not start until 9:30am, so please take your time and make your way in safely. Please head to the reception gate, where all children will be invited into the hall before heading into class for 9:30am."