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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 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

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