Talks are continuing into a third day with a man who has his eight-year-old son inside a house which has been cordoned off by armed police in Coventry.
The stand-off involving specially trained officers in the Earlsdon area of the city began after a concern for welfare check by West Midlands Police officers at the address at 12.20am on Sunday.
Watch: Police cordon off house amid concern for father and eight-year-old son
The 41-year-old is “believed to be armed”, the police have said.
The force said in a statement issued around midnight on Tuesday: “Our priority is the safety of those involved which includes residents who live within the cordon’s perimeter.”
Armed officers were pictured inside the cordon throughout Monday, which is centred on an address in Earlsdon Avenue North.
Chief Superintendent Pete Henrick, Coventry Police Commander, said: “We understand that this situation is deeply worrying for some local residents and we want to reassure them that we are doing everything we can to bring it to a safe conclusion.
“I ask that people bear with us as specialist officers remain at the scene.”