Police are currently dealing with an incident in Moldgreen.

A road in the village has been closed off with police tape as officers tackle the incident.

Police have not confirmed what is happening but an eyewitness reported seeing a knife and described the scene as a 'standoff'.

The witness said some people had been hurt in the incident, suffering cuts. It is unclear what injuries they have suffered at the moment.

We have a reporter heading to the scene and are awaiting confirmation from the police on what has happened.

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Updated statement from police

Following an earlier incident in the Moldgreen area of Huddersfield this afternoon (25 May) there will be increased patrols in the area to provide public reassurance.

Officers were called to The Avenue in Huddersfield at 15:18 to reports of a man with a weapon.

Three people suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident and a 43-year-old man was arrested and remains in police custody.

Inspector Jo Wolff, of Kirklees District Police, said: “An arrest has been made in connection with this incident, there are increased Neighbourhood Patrols in the area to reassure the local community.

“There are a few scene cordons still in place in the area, whilst our officers conduct their enquiries.

“There should be minimal disruption to the public, but I would ask for the communities patience until the cordon has been lifted and the roads reopened.”

Statement from Moldgreen Community primary school

A school spokesman said: “We are aware that an incident took place near to the school earlier today.

“This incident did not happen on the school premises and we followed all the correct procedures.
“On police advice, all pupils remained inside the building for a relatively short time at the end of the school day. We were then advised that they could leave.
“No children were at risk during this period and we are helping the police with their enquiries.”

Moment door is smashed down

This is the dramatic moment police smashed down the suspect’s door

Live from the scene

We are live at the scene now - click here to watch the broadcast

Arrest made

Police statement confirms arrest. It says: “Police were called today (25 May) at 15:18 to an incident in The Avenue, in Huddersfield. Officers were deployed to the area and found two people with minor knife wounds their hands. A male has been arrested in connection with the incident.”

Incident near school

Moldgreen community primary school said the incident was not connected to them and referred the Examiner to Kirklees council for comment. It is understood all children were in the school at the time and are safe.

Map of the scene

Location of the Moldgreen knifeman attack
Location of the Moldgreen knifeman attack

This is the scene of the knife attack this afternoon

Eyewitness: Man wielding machete punched woman and slashed a man

A Dalton woman who witnessed the incident said she saw a man come out of a house in The Avenue wielding a machete.

She said the man had punched a woman and was challenged by three men.

He chased after them, slashing one of the men before going back inside the house and re-emerging to throw a green bin at the men, who were backing off.”

It was absolutely horrendous,” she said. “There was blood everywhere.

“I called the police and warned them not to let their officers go into his house alone because he was armed.
“I shouted out to my friend to tell the school not to let the children out. The school was in lock down. The Avenue is cordoned off with armed police.

“I have never felt so scared in my life. My legs are shaking.”.

Arrest made

Police have confirmed a man has been arrested after they were called to the scene at 3.18pm where they found two people with minor knife wounds.

Our reporter Louise is at the scene where she has spoken to eyewitnesses.

One said a woman saw a man waving a knife around, which injured another man in the street.

Witness described man with huge machete

One witness, who did not want to be named, said the man had a huge knife like a machete and was attacking people in the street.

He said: “He was lashing out at people and then the police came and he threw a guitar at them and ran into the house. There was lots of police and they surrounded the house and went in and arrested him.”

Reporter Louise is at the scene of the incident

Video from the scene

Armed police on scene

An eye-witness said armed police were on the scene as well as four other police vehicles and they sealed off the road

Reports of knifeman in standoff in Moldgreen

We have received reports of a knifeman in a standoff in Moldgreen

The scene in Moldgreen
The scene in Moldgreen
The scene in Moldgreen
The scene in Moldgreen