Oxford Road Reading: Arrests made in armed police swoop
Nine people have been arrested after armed police attended an altercation involving blades.
Police sealed off Oxford Road in Reading shortly after 05:00 BST and armed officers could be seen on a balcony above a parade of shops and restaurants.
One person has been taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital with minor injuries, the ambulance service said.
The road was re-opened shortly before 09:00.
Thames Valley Police said it was called at around 04.50 "following reports of an altercation taking place near Lloyds Pharmacy".
The force added: "Officers attended an address in the road, where a number of people inside... were in possession of bladed weapons."
It said nine people had been arrested on suspicion of public order and weapons offences. They are in custody.
A bus stop near the scene has been smashed but police have not said if it is connected to the disturbance.