Police were called to St Margaret’s Road this this morning (12th January) to reports of a disturbance at a property.
Armed units attended the incident in St Marychurch, Torquay, where a man was making threats and is alleged to have threatened police with a sword.
Three fire engines from Torquay and Paignton attended the incident after a fire was started deliberately within the building. The small fire which involved cushions was out on the arrival of the fire service.
A 28-year-old man was arrested and is in police custody.
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