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.
– Superintendent Simon Retford
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.