Residents living in and around the Hunnyhill area of the town were shocked and scared to see a large amount of Police descend on the area shortly before 16:00, alongside the National Police Air Support helicopter from Bournemouth which was flying overhead.
Island Echo understands the wanted person, a male, was jumping through the gardens of properties in an attempt to avoid Police, however was eventually detained in one of the gardens when the overhead helicopter located the individual.
It has been confirmed the male made off from Police.
The incident was brought to a close by 16:30.
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