Man arrested following armed stand-off in Birkenhead

Merseyside Police has confirmed that a man has been arrested following a report of a firearms incident at an address in Birkenhead this morning Saturday 16 March.

Just after 2.10am, police received a report that a man had entered a bar on Conway Street and threatened staff and people inside with a crowbar.

The man then left the premises in a blue Jaguar.

When officers went to the address of the man, he made threats towards them with a suspected firearm.

Armed officers closed off the area and have now arrested a 22-year-old man from Birkenhead on suspicion of possession of a suspected firearm, criminal damage and affray.

A nearby resident told Birkenhead News, “Armed response turned up last night, with dogs and the helicopter was out. I woke up to what sounded like four gunshots or just loud bangs/fireworks.”

A police spokesperson said, “Alexandra Road and Grange Mount is now reopened. Thank you for your patience whilst we dealt with this incident.”

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