Talks are continuing into a third day with a man who has his eight-year-old son inside a house which has been cordoned off by armed police in Coventry.
The stand-off involving specially trained officers in the Earlsdon area of the city began after a concern for welfare check by West Midlands Police officers at the address at 12.20am on Sunday.
The force said in a statement issued around midnight on Tuesday: “Our priority is the safety of those involved which includes residents who live within the cordon’s perimeter.”
Chief Superintendent Pete Henrick, Coventry Police Commander, said: “We understand that this situation is deeply worrying for some local residents and we want to reassure them that we are doing everything we can to bring it to a safe conclusion.
“I ask that people bear with us as specialist officers remain at the scene.”