A MAN who was arrested following a six-hour stand-off with police has been released under investigation.

Armed police descended on Broadwater Street West in Worthing on Thursday concerns for a man who was threatening to harm himself.

The man refused to come out of a flat so officers surrounded the property shortly after 8.30am.

He agreed to leave the flat shortly before 2.30pm and was arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and threats to cause criminal damage. He has since been released under investigation but detained under the Mental Health Act.