ARMED cops closed off a road in Southend after reports of a woman being threatened by a man claiming to have a weapon.

Police closed off Pleasant Road, by Southend seafront, shortly after 4.30pm on Tuesday.

We put in a number of calls to Essex Police as the story broke and again yesterday.

Last night, a force spokesman contacted the Echo and said: “We attended and a woman in her 30s reported she had been threatened during an argument with a man.

“No-one was injured and no weapon had been seen.

“Our enquiries are ongoing.”