ARMED police were called to an incident on Newport's Lambert Street yesterday evening (November 6).

In a statement released today, Gwent Police confirmed a 66-year-old woman was arrested at approximately 4am today on suspicion of making threats to kill.

She remains in custody and investigations are ongoing.

Police had been called to the scene after receiving reports of "concerns for a person’s welfare" at an address on Lambert Street.

Residents reported a "high police presence" in the area, with several police officers spotted wearing body armour and carrying guns.

The fire service and paramedics were also in attendance.

One Twitter user, SouthWalesWazer, sent in these pictures of the scene.

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(Armed police on Lambert Street in Newport. Pictures: @SouthWalesWazer/Twitter)

A few hours later, he posted: "Just returned home now. Still a load of police cars there. There's also a fire engine parked up. No lights on now tho [sic]."

Gwent Police released the following statement this afternoon (November 7):

"At approximately 5.20pm on Tuesday, November 6, we were received reports of concerns for a person’s welfare at an address in Lambert Street, Newport.

"After assessing the scene, unarmed uniformed officers were supported by firearms officers and negotiators, alongside colleagues from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the Welsh Ambulance Service.

"At approximately 4am on Wednesday, 7th November, a 66-year-old local female was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill, and remains in police custody at this time. Investigations are ongoing."