ARMED police were called to an address in Halesowen to deal with a man suffering a mental health crisis.

Firearms officers were called to a home in Lyttleton Avenue just before 10am yesterday (Sunday May 30) where a man in his 40s was "in a mental health crisis and threatening to self-harm."

The man was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences.

Halesowen News:

A resident of Lyttleton Avenue said they saw armed police coming out of a house at around 11am.

They also saw three ambulances.

The resident said: "At 11am the street was filled with police, ambulance and rapid response units.

"A dog handler was standing close to a house.

"Eight armed police came out of a house and removed body armour and put rifles into secure steel boxes in the boots of cars.

"There were seven police cars and three ambulances."

They said by 2pm there were just two police cars in the street.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Firearms officers went to Lyttleton Avenue in Halesowen just before 10am yesterday where a man, in his 40s, was in mental health crisis and was threatening to self-harm.

"He was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences, but later released without charge."