Sikh temple stormed by men with knives in England

Armed police have surrounded a Sikh temple after it was stormed by a group of men armed with knives.

Between 20 and 30 men, some carrying blades, entered the Gurdwara Temple in Leamington Spa, England, according to police.

Warwickshire Police said the incident is an “escalation of an ongoing local dispute” and is not being treated as a terrorist incident.

A spokesman said: “We believe that some of the men are in possession of bladed items and as such armed officers have been deployed to the scene. Officers are inside the Temple to negotiate a peaceful resolution.

“There are also religious leaders in the Temple working with officers to negotiate a peaceful resolution.”

Police were called to the building in Tachbrook Drive at around 6.45am on Sunday and a cordon was put in place around the temple.

A number of people have since been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespassing.

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