[21 DEC 00]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Cordon Thrown Around
Coventry Machete Man
cordoned off an area of Coventry early today after a
machete-wielding man threatened officers and barricaded himself in
his house with his partner and young child.
negotiators were brought into to try and talk the man into
submission following the incident which began late last night and
carried on into this morning.
were called to reports of a man brandishing a machete in Windmill
Road, Longford. He threatened the officers with the knife.
went back to his home address and a cordon was thrown around his
negotiators, worried about the safety of his 20-year-old partner and
two-year-old child, tried to convince him to give himself up.
the end the local community beat officer, PC Dave Neale, was
brought in to talk to the man.
off duty, PC Neale was called on because he knew him. He persuaded
him to come out.
stand-off ended at 7.15 when a 41-year-old man came out of the
house. He was arrested and taken to Stoney Stanton Road police
station for questioning.
Neale, who has 28 years service, said he had given the man advice
and guidance in the pat on several occasion, and use this to break
was clearly a help in this situation that I knew the man and
this helped to bring the incident to a successful close."
commander Supt Bob Minshull said PC Neale's actions showed the
value of having officers working closely with, and getting to
know, the community.