Police siege at UK house continues as dad remains holed up with son armed with weapons

A dramatic stand-off between police and a dad armed with weapons who is locked inside a home with his eight-year-old son has entered a third day. The 41-year-old man remains barricaded inside the property on a residential street in Earlsdon, Coventry, where he has been since 12.20am on Sunday (9/1). Officers were originally called to out a welfare check on the occupant and child but the suspect has refused to come out of the address. Residents were told to stay indoors while around 20 officers, including counter terrorism cops, swooped on Earlsdon Avenue North. A primary school remains closed today (Tue) for pupil safety while nearby roads are also shut as the tense stand-off continues at the Victorian property. One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: "We can't believe its still going on but some of us are being allowed to leave our homes now. "I think negotiators have been there all night, I saw them taking food at some point and I heard he is updating social media a lot. "It's to do with some social services battle apparently but I don't know the full details. It is really worrying and we're still obviously hoping for a safe ending." Another woman, who lives on nearby Newcombe Road, added: "The numbers of police outside the cordon has dropped but officers are still at the house. "Officers have had their guns trained on the place but so far there has been no movement. It's quite scary as this is a nice road. "I was hoping it would have been resolved by now as we are all really worried. We are able to leave our house but people are still stuck at home inside the cordon." This video was filmed on the 11th January 2022.

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