An armed siege ended in a murder investigation after a woman died and two people were seriously injured inside a house, including a boy who was reportedly stabbed in the arm.
Police swooped on the property in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, at around 6.42am this morning following reports of ‘violence’.
Cambridgeshire Police have confirmed a murder investigation is now underway after a woman in her 40s died at the house.
Another woman, in her 30s, and a nine-year-old boy have been taken to hospital for treatment, but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
A man in his 40s from Peterborough has been arrested on suspicion of murder and taken to hospital for treatment for minor injuries.
Police are involved in an armed siege at this road in Peterborough and are pictured at the scene after being called to reports of ‘violence’ this morning
Armed police surround Peterborough house after three people were seriously hurt this morning
Officers swooped on the scene in Peterborough this morning after reports of violence at the home
Neighbours reportedly saw a boy running from the property with stab wounds to his arm shortly before police arrived.
Driving instructor and eyewitness Shujah Saklain, 46, said: ‘I was on my way to work about 7.05am and armed police were belting it down the lane.
Armed police descended on the Peterborough street this morning where a boy reportedly fled the property with stab wounds
Pictured: Armed officers at the scene this morning after reports of ‘violence’ reached police
‘As far as I know they still there. It looked like a drug raid. I live nearby and was being nosy so I had a look and that was all kicking off. ‘
He added: ‘It’s just like any other inner city street. It has its problems, it’s an older part of Peterborough and one of the more deprived areas.’
Sniffer dogs have been brought to the scene, which has been cordoned off to the public.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Constabulary said: ‘Officers and paramedics attended, where they discovered three people with serious injuries.
‘Officers, including those from the armed policing unit, remain at the scene along with a man inside the property.’