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Man is arrested after stand-off.

A STAND-OFF in a Coventry street ended in the early hours of yesterday morning with the arrest of a 44-year-old man.

The man, who has not been named, from the Stoke area of Coventry, was arrested at 2.30am on suspicion of false imprisonment.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "It's alleged he locked a woman inside an address in Briscoe Road on Saturday, February 3 against her will and prevented her from leaving.

"He remains in police custody." Briscoe Road in Holbrooks was cordoned off for much of Thursday as police were locked in a stand-off with the man after he threatened to harm himself.

Officers were in attendance from around 3am on Thursday.

West Midlands Police said the incident was linked to a pre-planned arrest.

A large number of officers, including some in riot gear and a police dog unit, remained at the property during the stand-off.

During the day five police cars and two police vans could be seen at the scene, along with an ambulance parked around the corner on standby.

Part of the road, which is near to John Shelton Primary School, was closed to both pedestrians and vehicles from the early hours of Thursday but the school remained open.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Feb 10, 2018
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