A street in Maesteg was cordoned off today by armed police responding to what they described as an “ongoing incident”.
Eyewitnesses said Church Street in the Caerau area of Maesteg, near Bridgend, had been cordoned off, while armed police were spotted in the area.
On Twitter, there were reports that a man had been seen with a gun, but South Wales Police later said no weapon was thought to be involved.
At first, the force said it was unable to give further details about the incident because the control room was too busy dealing with it.
But at 10.20pm, a spokesman said officers had originally been called to an “incident of a domestic nature” two days before and had launched a search for the suspect then.
He said officers were tonight continuing to search the area, adding: “There are no concerns for the public at large.”
He continued: “We are actively looking for a person in relation to an incident.”
Asked if a weapon was involved, he replied: “Not that I know of.”
He added there was no risk to the public or to police officers, saying armed police had been called on a precautionary basis.
The force declined WalesOnline’s requests for an on-duty press officer to be contacted.
A Twitter feed run by South Wales Police’s air support helicopter team, Helicops, tweeted to say that it helped in a search for a “wanted male” in the area at around 6.40pm, adding that two people were detained but the wanted person had not been found.
South Wales Police has been unable to provide more information or confirm if the incidents were linked.