Riot po­lice in stand-off with knife­man

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

PO­LICE were in­volved in a 90-minute stand off with a man armed with knives.

The in­ci­dent be­gan at 9pm on Tues­day, Jan­uary 26 af­ter a man in his 20s al­legedly ‘throt­tled’ his mother at a house on Peel Street, Mac­cles­field.

When of­fi­cers ar­rived they found the man at the house armed with two knives, po­lice said.

He re­fused to come out and had cut both arms.

It prompted a largescale emer­gency re­sponse with 15 po­lice, some dressed in riot gear with shields, and a ne­go­tia­tor.

Po­lice closed off both ends of Peel Street while they talked the man down.

Wit­nesses said the man was seen “shout­ing from the first floor win­dow”.

At 10.30pm the man agreed to leave the house.

He was taken to Wythen­shawe Hos­pi­tal with in­juries to both arms and loss of blood, and un­der­went surgery the fol­low­ing day.

Wit­nesses de­scribed ‘blood­stained walls and pave­ment’ near the scene.

A man has been ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of af­fray.

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