Armed police surround home as man barricades himself inside
Armed police have surrounded a residential home for almost a full day after a man reportedly barricaded himself inside.
Officers were called to Osborn Road in Birmingham at around 11.15pm on Monday evening – and they’re still on scene 19 hours later.
The road has been cordoned off and residents have been evacuated from their homes, the BBC reports.
Witnesses say they heard an argument at around 11pm on Monday before a man, who was bleeding from the head, ran out of a house on the road.
There isn’t thought to be anyone else inside the home.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: ‘We are currently at a property in Osborn Road, Sparkbrook, following reports of a disorder involving weapons.
‘Officers, including dedicated firearms officers, attended at just after 11.15pm last night and found a man had barricaded himself inside.
‘Force negotiators are also at the scene and no-one else is believed to be inside the property.
‘The road remains cordoned off and neighbourhood officers are in the area to offer reassurance.’
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