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Armed siege at Leicester house

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A five-hour armed siege at a house ended when police led a handcuffed man from the property.

Armed response officers were called to the three bedroom home in Mulberry Avenue, Braunstone Frith, after reports of a disturbance shortly before 7.50am.

Nearby residents were told to stay indoors while others, nearer the incident and dressed in their nightclothes, were told to leave their homes, and the road was sealed off.

After several hours of talking, a 26-year-old man was led from the back of the house into a waiting police van shortly after 12.45pm.
Neighbours said the man was understood to be brandishing knives at the house.

Superintendent Steph Pandit said; "The officers dealing with this incident have done an exceptional job in bringing it to a successful conclusion.  These sorts of incident are never easy to deal with and I'd like to thank all the officers involved and I'd also like to thank local people for their patience while officers dealt with the situation."


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