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Police call in McDonald's delivery in bid to end nine-hour stand-off

By Dayna Farrington | Kidderminster | Crime | Published:

Police called in a McDonald's delivery during nine-hour negotiations with a man which locked down a street.

Police were seen delivering food from McDonalds at the scene in Park Street, in Kidderminster. Image: @SnapperSK

A man was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences after a road in Kidderminster was closed off.

Park Street was closed by West Mercia Police on Tuesday as police dealt with an incident "involving concern for a man's safety".

Armed police at the scene in Park Street, in Kidderminster. Image: @SnapperSK

Police were initially called to an address within Park Court at around 3am on Tuesday, where a man was threatening to harm himself.

Later that afternoon, police arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of firearms offences.

Armed police were called to the scene alongside other emergency services.

Police at the scene in Park Street, in Kidderminster. Image: @SnapperSK

West Mercia Police told reporters officers had requested the McDonald’s, which was delivered by UberEats, in a tactic by negotiators.

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A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "Police attending an incident in Park Street arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of firearms offences.

"We anticipate he will be taken to hospital by ambulance as a precautionary measure."

Local Policing Chief Inspector, Helen Kinrade said: “We are pleased to have brought this incident to a safe resolution and I would like to thank any residents affected for their patience.”

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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