Saturday, 15 Aug 2020

Birmingham horror: Armed police swoop in as ‘man stood on edge of balcony with machete’

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Dozens of officers arrived at the flat at around 3pm and quickly surrounded the block of flats. They are currently trying to bring the incident to a safe conclusion. Police were called to the flat, in Brierley Hill, 12 miles from Birmingham, after a man reportedly “stood on a balcony edge with a machete”.

Officers say the man is standing on the wrong side of the railings.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “Officers are currently outside a block of flats on Hill Street, Brierley Hill where a man is stood on the wrong side of the balcony railings armed with a machete.

“The road is cordoned off and police negotiators are at the scene to help bring the incident to a safe conclusion.”

Paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service are also in attendance.

More to follow…

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