The search for a wanted man who allegedly threatened police officers on Friday night in Milnsbridge moved to Almondbury this morning.

Several officers, a police van and dogs surrounded a house in Fernside Avenue about 10.30am hoping to find the 37-year-old man who is wanted on recall.

A police source said: “We had been given private information that he was at an address in Almondbury , but he wasn’t there so we didn’t get him.”

The man had fled Rufford Road, Milnsbridge , at 10.45pm on Friday when officers turned up at his home to arrest him claiming he had infringed the terms of his licence and was being recalled to prison.

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A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Following brief negotiations, a man within the property made threats towards attending officers and made off from the scene armed with a knife.”

Police say he is potentially dangerous.

A man claiming to be the knifeman has phoned the Examiner several times to give his side of the situation.

Examiner reporter Robert Sutcliffe speaks to alleged knifeman
Examiner reporter Robert Sutcliffe speaks to alleged knifeman

He said he has served a long stretch in prison for robbery and was freed in January last year. He denied he had threatened anyone with a knife and said he had “no intention of going back to prison or giving himself up”.

In a later call he said he was trying to make arrangements through his solicitor to give himself up but said he was fearful for his safety.