Man arrested after Brierley Hill balcony machete drama

By Dayna Farrington | Brierley Hill | News | Published:

A man has been arrested on suspicion of public nuisance after an incident where a knifeman was stood on a balcony in the Black Country for four hours.

Smashed glass on a balcony where an armed man was negotiating with police in Brierley Hill

Armed police were called and nearby roads were closed as officers negotiated with a man who was armed with a machete on a third-floor balcony of a block of flats in Brierley Hill.

He was eventually brought down from the railings on the balcony at Northwood Court and taken to hospital on Saturday evening.

A West Midlands Police spokesman has now confirmed that a 26-year-old man had been arrested.

Police at the scene in Brierley Hill where a knifeman was stood on the wrong side of balcony railings

They added: "A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of public nuisance. He remained in police custody on Sunday.

"Neighbourhood officers will be patrolling the area today [Sunday] to offer reassurance to local residents."

Police were called to the incident between Hill Street and The Promenade at around 1pm on Saturday and remained at the scene seven hours later.

A witness reported seeing the knifeman smash the glass on the balcony of one of the residential flats on the third floor before he left the balcony at around 5pm.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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