Police negotiators swoop on Mansfield Woodhouse home after man 'locks himself in house with knife for four hours'

Police have been praised for bringing an incident to a safe conclusion after a Mansfield Woodhouse man locked himself inside a house armed with a knife for four hours.

Police had gone to the address to arrest the man for an alleged breach of a court order connected to antisocial behaviour, but he refused to leave the house.

Negotiators were called in to speak to the man after officers became concerned for the man's safety and engaged with him for around four hours.

The man was arrested on suspicion of breach of a court order and possession of cannabis following the incident on Chestnut Grove, Mansfield Woodhouse.

He was arrested on suspicion of breach of a court order and possession of cannabis following the incident on Chestnut Grove, Mansfield Woodhouse on Saturday (January 9).

Superintendent Paul Winter, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Specially trained negotiators were called in to speak to the man and thankfully were able to defuse the situation and ensure he could be brought in to the police station safely and calmly to be dealt with.”

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