2 appliances from Ryde Fire Station are on scene at Melville Street having been alerted to a fire within what is thought to be a flat at around 21:00.
A number of Police officers have also rushed to the scene and are thought to be dealing with an ‘irrate’ individual.
The road is closed in both directions. Southern Vectis buses are to divert via George Street.
UPDATE @ 21:35 – It has been confirmed that although the building’s fire alarm sounded, no signs of fire have been identified.
At least 1 female and 1 male have been detained by Police, who are on scene in force. Both individuals have been placed in individual cell vans and are being taken to Newport Police Station.
UPDATE @ 22:30 – A man has been tasered by Police after allegedly being seen with a knife.
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