Sussex Police have given an update to an incident last week, in which a man was arrested in Broadwater following a six-hour stand off.
Officers armed with automatic weapons joined other members of the emergency services in Broadwater Street West following reports of a man threatening to harm himself.
After being called at around 8.30am, officers negotiated with the man inside a property until he finally agreed to come outside at 2.30pm. He was then taken into custody.
Read more about the dramatic day here: Worthing man arrested after six-hour stand-off with armed police
Sussex Police has now confirmed the man, who has not been named, was released under investigation but detained under the Mental Health Act.