UK: 20 men enter Sikh temple with blades

London [U.K.], Sept. 11 : Cops have cordoned the area surrounding a Sikh temple in Leamington Spa on Tachbrook Drive after around 20 men carrying blades entered the building.

According to the Guardian, armed officers are on the scene at the Gurdwara in an attempt to negotiate a peaceful solution to what Warwickshire police are treating as an aggravated trespass rather than a terrorist incident.

"At this time we believe that it is an escalation of an ongoing local dispute. We believe that some of the men are in possession of bladed items and as such armed officers have been deployed to the scene.

Meanwhile, officers are inside the temple to negotiate a peaceful resolution and there are also religious leaders in the temple working with officers to negotiate a peaceful resolution.

"There are police cordons in place around the Temple and we would ask that people avoid the immediate area while the incident is resolved," the official added.

Source: ANI