Siege ends with Taser
A FATHER who allegedly held his two-year-old twin daughters in an armed siege at a flat has been arrested.
The 38-year-old man, who was thought to have a firearm, was Tasered by armed officers before he was detained at the property in Kidlington, Oxon.
Officers were called the scene at 3.40am yesterday morning after receiving a call from the man’s estranged partner, who managed to flee.
One of the girls left the property at 9.45am and the second child left shortly after 11.30am.
A police spokesman said: “Thames Valley Police can confirm that the armed incident in Kidlington has now concluded.
“The 38-year-old man inside the property was detained by officers at the scene at 3.37pm after he exited the property.
“Officers did deploy and discharge a Taser device in order to gain the man’s compliance. He has now been taken into custody.”
Up to six officers in full protective gear entered the house to secure the release of the second girl before she was carried out by four officers.
Police said that during the siege officers were in “regular communication” with the man, who is estranged from the girls’ mother and does not live at the address.
Armed officers were deployed at the property for more than 12 hours and a cordon was placed around the house
It was reported that up to 50 officers were dealing with the incident.
Thames Valley Police extended the cordon around the property by 100 yards in all directions as a “precautionary” measure.