Published: 12:58, 30 September 2020
| Updated: 16:25, 30 September 2020
Armed police descended on Canterbury following a report of concerns for a woman in a property.
The officers were in Longport, with a police helicopter hovering overhead.
Watch: Armed officers in Longport, Canterbury
Ivy Lane and Longport were sealed off.
Officers had weapons trained towards a building next to the Royal Inn Chinese restaurant in Longport.
Students at the nearby Canterbury College were initially advised to stay on the campus as a precautionary measure while the nature of the incident was established.
One eyewitness said there are about 12 officers in attendance.
Others say they have seen two people being led out of a house before being handcuffed - but police have not confirmed whether any arrests have been made.
Canterbury Christ Church University student Jack Whitlam, 20, who lives in Love Lane, said: "There's been two armed police officers standing at the end of the road pretty much the whole morning. They were telling people to get back into their homes.
"There was loud banging, which was them knocking on the front door of the house - they battered it down with a big metal thing.
"Someone was brought out and handcuffed - a man. He was brought behind a police car on his knees and then taken away by an officer.
"There hasn't been much movement from the house since. It's just been the one man came out.
"He wasn't escorted out of the house - he ran out, I think he was sent out by the police and they were told to get behind the car."
A Kent Police spokesman said officers were called at 11.15am to a report of concern for a woman in a property in Longport.
He added: "Officers, including armed officers and a police helicopter, attended the area due to concern that there may be a weapon present.
"A woman was safely located and officers remain at the scene making enquiries. No weapons have been located at this time."
No arrests have been made.
Police were beginning to leave the scene at about 2.30pm.