29/05/2003

Man in custody as 40-hour armed siege ends

An armed siege in Nottingham, which had been going on for 40 hours, has ended today after a man gave himself up to police.

At around 2.30pm today the man, who had a handgun, surrendered himself to officers and he has been taken into police custody.

The scene is being forensically examined and police and partner agencies will be working together to restore normality in the community.

Police negotiators and armed response units had been involved in the tense standoff since 6.45pm last night.

It is believed that two men were initially involved, but one left the house voluntarily at 2.30am on Wednesday morning.

It is understood that no shots were fired during the incident.

(GMcG)

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