Man arrested after six-hour stand off in Bournemouth
A man has been arrested after a six-hour stand-off with police at a house in Bournemouth.
Specialist firearm officers were called to reports of a women being held hostage by an armed man in Parley Road shortly after 07:00 GMT.
She was found outside the property and was uninjured.
A 42-year-old man was later arrested and a loaded crossbow and two weapons, believed to be imitation firearms, were seized by officers.
He is being questioned on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm, affray and false imprisonment.
A cordon was set up and Parley Road and Malvern Road were closed throughout the morning.
Ch Insp Dean O'Connor, of Dorset Police, said: "I am aware that this has taken quite a few hours and I would like to thank those residents directly affected by the closure."