Firearms squad enters house due to ‘threats with bladed weapons’

A firearms squad was forced to enter a house in North Warwickshire amid ‘threats with bladed weapons’. Warwickshire Police confirmed the armed squad was called into action earlier yesterday afternoon (Monday 6 May).

Officers initially responded to reports of a man with a bladed weapon making threats to another member of the public at a house off Birmingham Road, Water Orton. Assistance was requested from the firearms team.

They stormed the house and later located a suspect and made an arrest. “We can confirm there is no wider risk to the public and no one was injured,” a police spokesman said.

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A 52-year-old man from Water Orton has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill and possessing an offensive weapon. He was taken into custody.

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