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Armed police surround ‘man stood on edge of balcony with machete’

Armed police surround 'man stood on edge of balcony with machete'

A heavy police presence is at the scene in Brierley Hill

Armed police are negotiating with a man ‘armed with a machete’ on a balcony edge of a flat in the West Midlands.

Officers surrounded the block of flats in Brierley Hill, Dudley at around 3pm this afternoon, Dudley Police said.

Negotiators are present and a cordon has been put in place.

Paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service are also in attendance.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: ‘Officers are currently
outside a block of flats on Hill Street, Brierley Hill where a man is
stood on the wrong side of the balcony railings armed with a machete.

‘The road is cordoned off and police negotiators are at the scene to
help bring the incident to a safe conclusion.’

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