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Crossbow Siege: Man Arrested By Armed Police
A man has been taken away by police in Greater Manchester following a stand-off with a man armed with a crossbow.
The siege began at 8.30pm last night after the 31-year-old man barricaded himself into his house and threatened police officers and social workers.
Streets were closed near the address at North Lonsdale Street, in Gorse Hill, close to the Manchester United stadium.
The man has been arrested on suspicion of affray and threats to kill. He remains in police custody.
No one was injured in the incident.
Superintendent Simon Retford said: "First and foremost I would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding.
"This was an incident which required a highly sensitive response and it is inevitable that it took some time.
"The man in question will get all of the support he needs and we continue to work with our partners to progress this."
Neighbour Kathryn Sherden told Sky News the on-going operation had frightened people nearby who had been given little or no information about what was happening.
"I would have preferred the police to tell us there was an incident going on. My daughter has walked past on her way to school. If I'd known I'd have taken her myself. It terrified me."
what do you think?
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Show him an apple. That will get him out
I don't think they got your william tell reference.
It's happening a lot, lately. It could be the weather. Hot weather causes increases in violence. It's been a long winter and it's still winter even in March! I also think it seems strange how the woman is concerned about her daughter, yet happy for everyone to see her full name in the news.