VIDEO: Burnley homes evacuated in armed siege drama

POLICE surrounded a house in Burnley after a man wielding a knife barricaded himself in.

Officers in five riot vans and paramedics were at the scene in Cairo Street from 3-45pm as specially trained negotiators tried to coax him out of the property. Cairo Street and Tunnel Street were closed while people living in the area were evacuated from their homes. The man was eventually escorted from the property at 4-45pm.