Police are currently on the scene of an ongoing incident in Southend.
Officers are continuing to engage with a man inside a flat in Sherwood Way.
Several flats in the building have been evacuated as a precaution.
UPDATE: With the situation continuing, Police are urging the residents there to seek alternative accommodation where possible.
If you are unsure about whether or not your home is affected, please speak to South Essex Homes officers at the flats, who will be able to direct you appropriately.