19/12/2014

Five-Hour Stand-Off Ends Peacefully

A five-hour stand-off has ended with the arrest of a 43-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.

Armed police were called to a flat in Alexandra Road in Blackpool at about 15:20 following reports that a man had a weapon.

Police have said that the stand-off ended when the man left the flat voluntarily. A woman who is said to have been in the flat was taken to hospital for treatment of a minor head injury.

"Specialist officers negotiated with a 43-year old-man in a flat for around five hours before he voluntarily left the flat," A Lancashire Police spokesperson said.

"A weapon has been recovered."

(MH/CD)

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