A 41-year-old man has been arrested following seven-hour stand-off at a Birmingham tower block.
Police forced their way into the apartment in Milton Street, Newtown, this morning after a man had made ‘substantial threats’ to officers trying to entice him from the property.
Roads surrounding the tower block were closed while police tried to talk the man from the flat.
Specially trained negotiators were called to the scene and a police operation was put in place to ensure the safety of all residents and people in the vicinity of Milton Street.
At around 8.15am police entered the premises and detained a 41-year-old man.
Smoke can be seen across Birmingham as West Midlands Fire Service deal with a blaze in Newtown.
Motorists in the area are advised to take care as the smoke is blowing across the A34 New Town row between B4144 Park Lane and A4540 New John Street West/A4540 Newtown Middleway/B4114 New Town Row
In a statement released last night, they said they did not regret moving to the area from England:
A student hit by an unmarked police car in Birmingham who later died from his injuries has been identified by police as 24-year-old Xuan Wei Zhang.
It happened outside the Newtown shopping centre at about 7pm on Wednesday 4 April.
Mr Zhang, who was from China, was a student at Birmingham City University.
His mother and father flew into the UK on Thursday to formally identify their son.
West Midlands Police says the matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which has yet to confirm whether it will investigate.