POLICE have arrested a man after a member of the public was reportedly threatened with a weapon in Ruishton earlier today (Monday, February 26).

Armed units were called to the Cheats Road area after police received a call at around 7.20am this morning.

The individual who was allegedly threatened did not receive any injuries and the weapon was not used.

Police imposed a temporary road closure whilst they carried out their searches and enquiries. A spokesperson from the Avon and Somerset Police force has now confirmed that a man has been arrested and is in custody.

Speaking to the County Gazette earlier today, the police spokesperson 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."