Stretford crossbow siege

Armed police have surrounded a house in Stretford after a man armed with a crossbow threatened police and social workers and barricaded himself inside.

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Man in custody following crossbow siege

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray and threats to kill after armed police engaged in a stand-off. It followed reports that a man armed with a crossbow had barricaded himself in a house in Stretford.

"First and foremost I would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding.

“This was an incident which required a highly sensitive response and it is inevitable that took some time.

“The man in question will get all of the support he needs and we continue to work with our partners to progress this.”

– Greater Manchester Police

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Police negotiating with Manchester crossbow man

Police and negotiators are trying to bring a safe end to an armed siege involving a man with a crossbow, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said.

I would reassure the local community not to be overly alarmed by what is happening as highly trained officers are currently dealing with this incident.

We have put a cordon in place around the house as part of the co-ordinated police response that is normally implemented when an incident of this nature occurs.

As part of this, a small number of officers who are there are armed, but the main focus of our efforts is through the negotiating team.

– Superintendent Simon Retford

Armed police surround house in crossbow siege

Armed police in Stretford Credit: Gregg Easteal

Armed police have surrounded a house in Stretford after a man armed with a crossbow threatened police and social workers and barricaded himself inside.

Police surround a house in Stretford Credit: Gregg Easteal

Police negotiators are also at the scene on North Lonsdale Street in Gorse Hill.

Police seal off Manchester street amid reports of siege involving man with crossbow Credit: Gregg Easteal

The stand-off between police and the unnamed man began yesterday evening and has continued through the night.

Ambulance parked just around corner from scene of crossbow siege Credit: Gregg Easteal

Police threatened with crossbow in Stretford

Armed police have surrounded a house in Stretford after a man armed with a crossbow threatened police and social workers and barricaded himself inside.

Police negotiators are at the scene in the Gorse Hill area of Stretford.

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