Armed police deployed to house in Fife amid reports of 'hostage situation'

Armed police officers have been deployed to a home in Fife amid reports of a 'hostage situation;.

A number of police cars were sent to a house in Kirkland Gardens, Ballingry at around 4.30am on Wednesday.

Social media images show a number of officers around the property which has been taped off.

One poster on Benarty Matters Facebook page said: "Just drove past there to drop daughter off at Dunmore Nursery and two more police fans just showed up."

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A spokesperson for the Police Scotland said: "Police Scotland is currently in attendance at Kirkland Gardens in Ballingry following a disturbance.

"The incident is contained and there no risk to the wider public. Residents are thanked for their patience and understanding while the incident is ongoing."

It is understood a man inside is refusing to come out.

Eye-witnesses told The Courier police were trying to coax a man from the property.

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Officers attended the scene at Kirkland Gardens, Ballingry. Picture: Google

Neighbours have been told by officers to stay inside.