Officers responded to Abingdon Lodge on the corner of West Street and Green Street in the town shortly before 11:30, with more resources arriving around an hour later.
It has been confirmed by Hampshire Constabulary that they are responding to concerns raised for the welfare of a male inside the hotel.
Police are engaging with the man and the incident remains ongoing at this time.
The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service is also in attendance.
UPDATE FRIDAY – Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed that no one was injured in yesterday’s incident, which had drawn to a close by 16:00.
A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage. He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.
Don’t miss another story! Get the Island’s latest news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up to our daily newsletter here.