Police negotiating with a man in Penguin

UPDATE at 4.15pm

A man has been safely taken into custody following an isolated incident in Penguin this afternoon. 

The man is being transported to the North West Regional Hospital for medical assessment. 

Police thank members of the Penguin community for their understanding while there was an increased police presence around Melli Court this afternoon.

EARLIER

Tasmania police are currently on the scene of an isolated incident at Melli Court in Penguin.

In a statement, police say they are negotiating with a man inside a house for him to safely exit the building.

The man is alone inside the house and is reportedly armed with a knife. 

There is no threat to the wider community.

More to come.

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