Thames Valley Police announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning that the 14-hour standoff had ended after the suspect surrendered himself to police after intense talks with negotiators, according to the Guardian newspaper.
A chunk of Oxford city was cordoned off during the standoff in the interests of public safety, but all road closures and restrictions have now been lifted, though a small footpath has remained closed.
Police constables and detectives are maintaining a presence at the scene for further investigations.
A firearms incident in Paradise Square, Oxford, has ended peacefully.— TVP Oxford (@TVP_Oxford) May 8, 2018
All road closures have been lifted in the area. A small scenewatch remains in place.
They also said that a 24-year-old male was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.
Eyewitnesses described the incident as “scary” and said they heard up to 20 rounds being fired from the balcony of a residential property.
Another resident reported five gunshots were met with “armed response” by police officers.
“I heard about five gunshots and there was an armed response. Flats have been evacuated and police were trying to talk someone down from their balcony,” a resident told the Oxford Mail.
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