A MAN has been arrested after threatening police with a sword during a stand-off at a house in Bingley

The incident occurred at around 1pm when officers were called to a house in Belgrave Road. 

On arrival, they were "confronted" in a garden by the man, who it is understood was wielding a samurai sword. 

He was later arrested after armed police attended the scene. 

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Police attended an address in Bingley at just before 1pm this afternoon following a call of concern for parties there.

"Officers attended and were confronted in the garden by a 49-year-old male possessing a long bladed weapon.

"Armed police were called to the area and arrested the man nearby.

"No-one was injured in the incident and the 49-year-old remains in custody on suspicion of a public order offence.

"Enquires into the incident remain ongoing and local officers will be speaking with residents to offer reassurance."