Man in custody on suspicion of assault after Hitchin police siege
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A man is in custody after a police siege in Hitchin last night that saw armed officers and the dog unit called to the scene.
Police told the Comet this morning they were called to a house near the corner of Woolgrove Road and High Dane at about 7.30pm, after reports of an assault.
“A man in his 50s received a head wound during an altercation and was taken to hospital where he is stable and receiving treatment,” a spokesman for the Herts force said.
Police said a man inside the house then refused to come outside, and made threats towards the officers.
“Officers negotiated with the man for several hours to resolve the situation,” the spokesman said.
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“He was subsequently arrested, without incident, in relation to the assault.
“The road was closed to secure the area – there was no threat to the public.”
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Police said the two parties involved were known to each other and that officers were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.