ARMED police are locked in a standoff with a man caught brandishing a pitchfork and knife.

Emergency crews were scrambled to the street in Ingol, Lancs, at around 8.50am today after receiving reports of a man wielding a sword.

They then discovered the suspect at a home in possession of knife and pitchfork.

Police and negotiators are now in a standoff with the man, who is still at the address.

A cordon has been set up amid concerns for his welfare and emergency crews have blocked the road.

More to follow…

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