Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pensioner Trapped By Man Wielding Knife at a house in Sandwell, West Midlands

Police negotiators are trying to save an elderly woman trapped inside a property with a knife-wielding man.

Officers were called to the house in Sandwell, West Midlands, on Sunday morning after concerns for the woman's welfare were raised.

The incident is believed to be domestic-related and is still ongoing, with officers working to bring it to an end.

Chief Superintendent Phil Kay, from West Midlands Police, said: "Officers received an emergency call this morning regarding concerns for the welfare of a woman aged in her 80s, who lives at an address in Oldbury.

"Police made further inquiries which confirmed that a man aged in his 40s was also inside the property in Perry Hill Road and was armed with a knife. At this stage the incident is believed to be domestic-related.

"Specialist officers including force negotiators remain at the scene this evening as they continue to try and bring the situation to a peaceful and safe resolution."

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