Man arrested after police close Blackpool street

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Police had to call in a negotiator after reports of a man in a flat armed with a knife and golf club.

Officers were called to the property in Wilton Parade at 9.45am yesterday, following reports from a member of the public concerned he could harm himself or others.

But a stand off ensued with the man refusing to allow them in.

Furntiture was thrown into a rear yard area and officers closed the street, with police vans blocking the road off at Dickson Road and the Promenade.

Police had to call in a negotiator and at 12.20pm, finally gained access to the flat.

A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of affray.