Earlsdon police incident – officers tell residents to stay indoors as they shut down Coventry street

Armed police have asked residents to stay inside after conducting a “security clearance” at an address in the West Midlands.

The incident occurred around 2:20 a.m. in Earlsdon, Coventry, when officials were searching for a property.

Coventry Live Reports Allegedly, one person refused to come out and specialized police officers were called to the scene.

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West Midlands Police said: “We had a safe and thorough search of a man and child at an address on Earlsdon Avenue North, Coventry, just before 12.20pm this morning (January 9th).

“A man inside the property refuses to come out. Special resources have been called in and the officers will remain on site this afternoon.

“The street is cordoned off while the officers deal with the situation.”

Local residents were told not to leave their homes while others were unable to come back on the streets.

One posted on Facebook, “I am locked in my house,” while another added, “The police would not let him out of his house”.

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