A third man has been arrested following a police standoff in a Southampton estate.

Emergency services – including armed police and dog units – swooped on Hinkler Road last Friday morning.

A large cordon covered a section of the road and a neighbouring block of flats, where a man was seen stood on a first-floor balcony.

Following the incident, an 18-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of possessing with intent to supply a Class A drug.

He remains in custody.

Daily Echo:

Two men – a 29-year-old and a 31-year-old both from Southampton – were arrested on Friday.

They have since been released under investigation while further enquiries are carried out.

The events unfolded shortly before 7am when officers were called to Lydgate Road in Thornhill to reports of a man holding a machete.

The machete was seized, and the 29-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs.

Shortly after, officers were alerted to a concern for welfare of a man outside an address on the same road.

A knife and suspected Class A drugs were seized from the 31-year-old man.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article, possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and assaulting an emergency worker.

Although officers were called to Lydgate Road, a man was seen standing on a balcony of a flat on Baxter Road, just off Hinkler Road.

The man spent over an hour shouting at officers below, before attempting to scale the tower block using what was believed to be an aerial wire.

He then leapt to the ground below where he was pinned to the ground by officers.

At this stage, Hampshire Constabulary is unable to confirm whether the incidents on Hinkler and Lydgate Road are linked.