ARMED police were locked in a 34-hour siege with a man locked in his home with his eight-year-old son.
Emergency crews swooped into the street in Coventry, West Mids, to “conduct a good and safe check on a man and a child” shortly after midnight Sunday.
They are still at an impasse with the 41-year-old man, whose young son is still with him.
Police said today there were “some concerns for their safety”.
Shocked locals were told to stay in their homes with 20 armed officers still at the scene.
Roads were also closed in the area while officers attempted to end the siege.
A police spokesman said: “A sling remains in place around a home in Earlsdon North Avenue, Coventry this morning, where a man has refused to go outside since the early hours of this morning. yesterday (9/1).
“The 41-year-old man was accompanied by his eight-year-old son and had some concerns for their safety.
“Several officers, including armed police and other specially trained officers, are on the scene to bring the case to a safe conclusion.
“Unfortunately, people, businesses, schools and travel have been severely disrupted by power lines. We apologize for the inconvenience, but our priority is the safety of those with involve.
“Please avoid the area if possible and we will provide an update on the situation as soon as possible.
“Libraries at Earlsdon Avenue North and Albany Road have been opened to the public and officers.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4426281/armed-cops-swoop-home-man-chilld/ Armed policemen were locked in a siege for 34 hours when the man and his 8-year-old son refused to leave the house