Police stand-off leaves residents shut out of homes

Police were called to Belmont Avenue
Police were called to Belmont Avenue
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Police negotiators have been called to a Blackpool street after a man in his 20s sparked a stand-off.

Officers were called to Belmont Avenue, off Central Drive at 12.50pm today amid reports the man was threatening to harm himself.

The front door of a house was left smashed in following the stand-off

The front door of a house was left smashed in following the stand-off

The road was sealed off and resident were not allowed to their homes on the street for several hours.

It is not known if the man had a weapon.

It is believed to have started as a domestic incident.

Witnesses said at 3pm there were at least eight police cars in the street.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said a trained police negotiator had been called to the scene.

Police later said they had arrested a man at the scene.