An armed man has been arrested in Christchurch after an Armed Offenders Squad call-out early today.

A police spokesman said police were called to an address in Worcester St earlier this morning where it was reported a 51-year-old intoxicated man was in possession of a firearm.

Police were able to subdue the man and he was arrested.

He was due to appear in the Christchurch District Court on firearms offences.

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