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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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.