Armed siege in Northampton street

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A man who threatened to kill himself in Northampton is “helping officers with their enquiries” following an armed siege this morning, police have said.

An armed response team and regular police officers were called to Whitworth Road in Abington at about 8am.

Up to a dozen officers cordoned off the area for public safety after concerns the man had a gun.

However, after a stand-off that police said lasted about an hour, he was taken away by police. No gun has been recovered.

Inspector Phil Kings said: “A man had threatened to harm himself so we attended to reduce the risk to him and the public.

“He has been assisting us with our enquiries and we are now making sure he is well and safe.”