Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Police aid OAP amid knife stand-off

Police in the West Midlands are dealing with a knifeman who is holding an elderly woman

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

Officers were called to Perry Hill Road in Sandwell, West Midlands, after concerns for the woman's welfare were raised.

The incident is believed to be domestic-related.

Chief Superintendent Phil Kay, of West Midlands Police, who is managing the incident, 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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