Armed police in market city stand-off with ‘gunman’: Dozens of officers swarm quiet cul-de-sac and urge neighbours to remain indoors after man seen with weapon

Armed police have descended on a quiet market city in Leeds after stories of man with a handgun. 

Officers have warned neighbours to remain indoors as they attempt to de-escalate the stand-off which has been occurring for greater than six hours.  

Armed officers, armoured police and ambulance items are on the scene in Stanningley. 

Police had been initially referred to as to a domestic-related incident at a home on the sleepy road however shortly withdrew after a person on the deal with was seemingly in possession of a weapon.

A cordon has been arrange and varied emergency service assets, together with police negotiators, are on the scene working to deliver the incident to a secure conclusion.

A cordon has been arrange round a home the place a person has reportedly been wielding a handgun in a market city in Leeds

Police have confirmed that the person is the one individual on the dwelling and there’s no danger to the broader neighborhood.

Witnesses from the scene stated they noticed a person hanging out of an upstairs window on the home and drones have been noticed flying overhead.  

One resident who lives close by informed Leeds Dwell: ‘They’ve simply stated it is an incident they will not say the rest.’

One other added: ‘I’ve by no means seen something like this earlier than.

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