Armed police swooped on Bilston today amid reports that a person was in danger on a busy road.
Officers were called to Lichfield Street shortly after 8am today after a call was made to West Midlands Police’s emergency control room giving information suggesting someone was at risk.
The road was closed off and residents gathered at either end of the street, with three armed police cars and two police cars in attendance as the drama unfolded. A number of arrests were made and drugs were seized from the scene before it was declared safe around an hour later.
Two lorries and a bus were stuck in the closed-off street.
Police spokesman Lee Page said: “Armed police were despatched to Lichfield Street in Bilston shortly after 8am today after the force’s emergency control room received information about a person potentially in danger at the location.
“On arrival, several people who were in the property came outside of their own volition and were spoken to by officers.
“Armed police were stood down once the scene was declared safe.
“A number of people have been arrested and suspected Class A drugs have been recovered.
“Road closures were initially put in place but have since been lifted.”