Crossbow police siege over

A man has been arrested after armed police were engaged in a stand-off with a man armed with a crossbow in a house in Stretford in Greater Manchester. He had threatened officers and had barricaded himself inside.

Crossbow man arrested after 'highly sensitive' siege

A man with a crossbow was arrested after a lengthy stand-off with armed police officers, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said.

Nobody was injured and the armed officers have been stood down.

It is understood that the man has been arrested on suspicion of affray and making threats to kill.

Superintendent Simon Retford said:

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.

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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

Police believe crossbow siege man is alone

Police have surrounded the house on North Lonsdale Street in Gorse Hill.
Police have surrounded the house on North Lonsdale Street in Gorse Hill. Credit: Gregg Easteal

Police believe a man armed with a crossbow who is under siege in a Manchester street is alone at the house where he has barricaded himself.

Superintendent Simon Retford said: "We do not believe that anyone in the address is there under duress but our priority at the moment is to ensure that we reach a peaceful conclusion to this incident."

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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.

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@lisaj_mc @gmpstretford Thursday eve, police & social workers threatened with crossbow. Negotiators at scene trying to bring a safe end.

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

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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

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