Man arrested after Brierley Hill balcony machete drama
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.
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.
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.
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