UPDATE: Armed police called to Kettering street after man seen with samurai sword

Police officers have cordoned off Russell Street in Kettering
Police officers have cordoned off Russell Street in Kettering

Reports of a man carrying a samurai sword along a Kettering street sparked a call-out by armed police and dog units this morning (Monday, April 13).

Northamptonshire Police said a “neighbour dispute” led to the incident.

Officers cordoned off Russell Street following the call shortly after 10am.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “We had reports of a man in the street with a samurai sword, following a neighbour dispute.

“Officers, including armed officers, attended the scene and have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

“A Samurai sword has been recovered from an address in Russell Street.

“No one was injured during the incident and enquiries to establish what has happened are continuing.”

As well as armed police, a dog unit and a fast response ambulance were also at the scene.

Two men were seen being led away from the property by officers between about 11.40 and 11.50am, although armed police are still at the scene.

Police were reported to still be at the end of Russell Street at about 1.30pm.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.