Armed police officers search houses in the picturesque market town of Devon after the victim was stabbed to death when residents were asked to stay inside
- The armed police searched Totnes, Devon for more than an hour for a suspect
- Witnesses said the police, equipped with a range of weapons, were looking for suspects
- A few officers carried plastic sticks around launchers
- The victim was hospitalized but was released after treatment
The armed police searched several properties for a suspect after a man was stabbed in Totnes, Devon.
A witness told MailOnline that the victim had been persecuted by three men before being stabbed.
Armed officers raced through the city looking for the suspects.
The armed police arrived in a building in Totnes, Devon after a man was stabbed this afternoon
The police surrounded the building with officers who stayed at the scene for about 45 minutes
Witnesses said they stayed in the area for about 45 minutes to look for a suspect
A police helicopter provided cover while officers searched the ground for the perpetrators
18-year-old Maya Ireson visited her mother when she saw a large number of police officers arriving on the street in front of the house.
"I couldn't believe it, there was a riot team, SWAT and police. There were about 10 police cars and vans. They even had dogs.
'You searched the apartment in front of us. They spent about 45 minutes searching the building.
“There was a stab about five minutes from our house, and I think the police thought a suspect was walking our way.
“You came back a couple of times during the day.
"It was a surprise as it is usually very quiet here."
One of the officers carried a weapon that could fire less than fatal batons
The stabbing occurred in the Collapark area of Totnes. An ambulance arrived and landed near the victim.
Local residents in the area where the victim was stabbed were asked by the police to stay in the house while searching for the suspects.
A local woman living nearby said, “It happened just before 2pm. I heard the ambulance sound. My neighbor only moved in yesterday. One of the other neighbors said someone had walked through his garden. & # 39;
A police source at the scene said, "There was an attack. We try to find the perpetrator. & # 39;
According to Devon Live, the police said it was no longer an "authorized gun job".
A spokesman said: "We could not find the culprit at this point.
"The investigation is ongoing, but it is no longer running as an authorized firearm job, so there will now be only slow queries to track down the perpetrator."
"The victim has released himself from the hospital."
MailOnline asked Devon and Cornwall Police for a comment.
The police were on site for almost an hour, looking for a suspect