Armed police arrest man in street after 'domestic argument' at Sheffield home

Police were called to Holme Lane in Malin Bridge
Police were called to Holme Lane in Malin Bridge

Armed police cars were called to a Sheffield area this evening to track down and arrest a man who was reported to have a firearm.

Police were called to a domestic argument in Stannington at 6.06pm.

When officers arrived, they found the man had left the property and was thought to be in a car with a firearm.

Six police units, including armed police and a police dog unit, were called out to find the man.

The man was located on Holme Lane and arrested.

It had been thought that the man had been carrying a legally owned firearm with intent to do harm to himself.

But South Yorkshire Police confirmed to The Star that the man was not carrying a firearm when he was arrested.

He remains in police custody.

The police were not able to confirm how old the man is or what he was arrested on suspicion of.

A Sheffield resident got in touch with The Star and told us: "On Holme Lane in the last hour, 6 armed police cars pointing guns at somebody, we got stuck in the middle of it."