(UK) – Armed police are surrounding a block of flats in Brierley Hill where a man is ‘stood on a balcony edge with a machete’.
According to BirmhinghamLive, officers swooped on Hill Street at around 3pm this afternoon (Saturday, August 1), where the man is on the wrong side of the balcony railings.
Negotiators are currently in place, attempting to bring the incident to a safe conclusion.
A video from the scene – which can be viewed above – shows a cordon in place and a huge police presence.
Paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service are also in attendance.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “Officers are currently outside a block of flats on Hill Street, Brierley Hill where a man is stood on the wrong side of the balcony railings armed with a machete.
“The road is cordoned off and police negotiators are at the scene to help bring the incident to a safe conclusion.”