A MAN wielding a knife has been arrested on suspicion of threats to kill.

A 30-year-old man was arrested in Bidston on the Wirral this afternoon.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: "At 2.30pm a call was received reporting a disturbance at a residence in Stonebridge Court involving a man allegedly in possession of a knife.

"Armed officers and a negotiator attended at the scene along with other emergency services. At around 6.50pm, a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill, public nuisance and possession of a bladed article."

Police have thanked local residents for their patience while the incident was resolved.