Armed father who barricaded himself into his residence along with his son, eight, posts images of armed police camped exterior throughout two-day siege

  • Armed cops have been in stand off with a home in Earlsdon, Coventry
  • West Midlands Police mentioned they performed welfare verify on man and son inside
  • The power mentioned it’s believed the person, 41, is armed with weapons and won’t depart
  • Specifically educated cops swooped on the house after midnight on Sunday

A father posted images on social media of armed police besieging his residence yesterday.

Officers together with counter-terrorism specialists cordoned off the three-storey Victorian property amid stories that the 41-year-old had a lot of weapons.

He has been barricaded in along with his eight-year-old son since Sunday morning. Images of police exterior the property have been posted on two Fb accounts linked to the suspect.

One picture confirmed six officers aiming weapons at his entrance door from behind the safety of riot shields.

Firing line: This photo was shared online by the 41-year-old suspect engaged in an armed standoff with police at a home in Coventry which has been ongoing since Saturday night

Firing line: This picture was shared on-line by the 41-year-old suspect engaged in an armed standoff with police at a house in Coventry which has been ongoing since Saturday night time

Officers from West Midlands Police were called to the property after midnight Sunday to carry out a welfare check on a man and child, who are both believed to still be inside the property

Officers from West Midlands Police had been referred to as to the property after midnight Sunday to hold out a welfare verify on a person and baby, who’re each believed to nonetheless be contained in the property

A neighbour, who requested to not be named, mentioned: ‘The home is surrounded by armed police so there’s nowhere for him to go.

‘The negotiators have tried to nudge him gently however it doesn’t sound like a lot progress has been made.

‘He has all the time appeared OK with me however he does have psychological well being points. There are two boys who come and go to him – I don’t assume they reside there.

‘I used to be informed he allowed considered one of them to go away on Saturday however the different boy remains to be inside. I’ve been informed that he has been posting issues on social media throughout the standoff.’

One other neighbour posted a video of the incident in Earlsdon, Coventry, with a police officer shouting: ‘I’ve acquired officers with me, it’s nothing to be frightened about, they’re right here to maintain all people secure.

‘Are you able to hear me in any respect? Are you able to say one thing in order that I do know that you simply’re OK?’

West Midlands Police say they have spoken to residents in nearby properties at the scene

West Midlands Police say they’ve spoken to residents in close by properties on the scene

Pictured: The road is cordoned off near Earlsdon Avenue North, Coventry, where armed police remain in a stand-off with a man inside a property there (pictured on Monday, January 10)

Pictured: The street is cordoned off close to Earlsdon Avenue North, Coventry, the place armed police stay in a stand-off with a person inside a property there (pictured on Monday, January 10)

The negotiator provided the person and his son meals – and a fish finger sandwich on white bread was requested.

A West Midlands Police spokesman mentioned: ‘A 41-year-old man is believed to be armed with weapons and has his eight- year-old son with him.

‘Our precedence is the protection of these concerned which incorporates residents who reside throughout the cordon’s perimeter.

‘We’ve issued steering on what to do when residents want to depart or enter their properties, and our officers have visited a lot of the addresses in particular person to clarify what we’re doing and why, and supply reassurance and recommendation.’

Chief Superintendent Pete Henrick added: ‘I ask that individuals bear with us as specialist officers stay on the scene.’

The property is in an prosperous space near each Warwick and Coventry universities.