Man still in custody after Argyle Street stand-off

Police negotiators are at an incident in Argyle Street, Norwich. Photo: Antony Kelly.

Police negotiators are at an incident in Argyle Street, Norwich. Photo: Antony Kelly. - Credit: Archant

A man remains in police custody after eight hour stand-off in a Norwich street.

The stand-off on Argyle Street, Norwich on November 29. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The stand-off on Argyle Street, Norwich on November 29. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

After lengthy negotiations, the man in his 40s left the bungalow in Argyle Street voluntarily at around 4.25pm on Sunday and was arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon.

Firearms officers, with shields and helmets, helped bring the situation to a close, but did not need to enter the property.

Police had been at the scene since just before 8.30am after a man armed with a knife was behaving in a threatening manner.

The distressed man then locked himself in a bungalow and police brought in negotiators. Nobody else was in the property. A knife and other bladed weapons were recovered from the property.

Armed stand-off on Argyle Street, Norwich.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Armed stand-off on Argyle Street, Norwich.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A police spokesman said the man remains in custody.