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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.

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Police believe crossbow siege man is alone

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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