Man arrested after knife siege
A MAN has been arrested after an armed knife siege at a Wigan home.
By The Newsroom
Published 28th Jan 2016, 09:02 BST- 1 min read
Updated 28th Jan 2016, 10:04 BST
Police were called to St James’s Road, Orrell, at around 5.20pm on Tuesday, after a man reported being threatened by people outside his home.
The 26-year-old man then barricaded himself inside when police arrived and armed himself with a knife.
A police spokesman said: “It became apparent that the man was suffering from mental health issues.
“He had barricaded himself inside and was making threats to officers and passers-by.
“We sent a tactical aid unit as a precaution.
“After some negotiation we entered the property and arrested the man on suspicion of affray.”