A man has been taken into custody following a standoff in Hamilton.

Armed police have spent the afternoon in a stand-off with a person with a weapon at a property in St Andrews in Hamilton.

Police were called to the Morrow Ave property at about 3pm this afternoon after reports that one person was threatening another person, a police media spokesperson said.

The person was believed to have a weapon such as a knife.

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At 4.30pm police said the man was out of the house and was in police custody.

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Police earlier said the victim was out of the property and safe, but the person who made the threats with the weapon had been refusing to come out of the house.

Witnesses said there was a strong police presence on the street, including about eight police cars.

The police media spokesperson had said some officers at the scene were armed and had been trying to coax the person out of the house.

There was a cordon in place around the property.