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Man arrested after five-hour stand-off with armed police

A man has been arrested after a five-hour stand-off with armed police at a house in Liverpool.

Residents of nearby properties were evacuated as emergency services attended the scene in Oxford Drive, Waterloo, on Monday evening.

Police cordoned off the area and closed the street as officers attempted to engage with a man reported to be "in an agitated state inside a property".

At one point a police officer outside appeared to be pointing a gun towards the front of the house, reports from the scene suggested.

Almost five hours into the incident, at around 10.20pm, the man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

Police said no-one had been injured but minor damage was caused to the inside of the house.

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