Man arrested after armed police storm Wednesfield property ending 24-hour siege

Armed police at a property in Moathouse Lane West Credit: BPM Media

A man who barricaded himself inside a property in the West Midlands has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill following a near 24-hour police siege.

Officers, including dedicated firearms officers, attended a property on Moathouse Lane West, Wednesfield, at around 1pm on Friday and roads in the immediate area were cordoned off.

Specialist firearms officers moved in just after 12.35pm on Saturday and detained a 38-year-old man, police said.

He has now been taken into custody and has been arrested on suspicion of threats to kill.

No one was injured in the incident.

Chief Superintendent Rich Fisher, Wolverhampton police commander, said: “We are thankful that this incident has ended safely, I am sure everyone in the local area shares in our relief.

"We are incredibly thankful for the way that the community in Wednesfield – particularly the residents of Moathouse Lane West – have supported us.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused to local residents in the area, the safety of the public is always our primary concern.

"I’d like to thank the firearms officers, negotiators, neighbourhood and other officers who have worked day and night to bring this to a safe conclusion.”

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