Police have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after a baby was left in a critical condition after being stabbed several times in Birmingham on Friday night.
Police were called to a house in the Handsworth area of Birmingham at 10.45pm on Friday after reports of an incident.
Monir Uddin, 35, who lives nearby said: “I heard noise outside at around 11 last night.
“I came outside and the street was filled with normal police and armed police. They were all arming themselves and had teargas ready to go into the house I think.
“Then there was a commotion in the house and I heard what sounded like tasers being fired.
“Then a police officer came running out holding a baby. It was all very fast. I’m shocked, this area is so quiet.”
Fellow neighbour Yohannas Abraham, 23, who lives next door to the scene if the incident added: “The police told us to get our kids away. I didn’t know the family, I saw the man who lived there when he left in the morning but they kept themselves to themselves.”
A fellow neighbour, who didn’t want to be named, said: “It was terrifying, we just had all these flashing lights and police, then they knocked on the door and good us to get the kids away from here, I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Another neighbour who did not want to be named said the people living in the house seemed go regularly change. “I think it might be rented, I saw a pot of comings and goings.
“Last night was a blur, there was a huge commotion, people running round everywhere.”
He is in hospital where his condition is described as life-threatening, a spokesman for West Midlands Police said.
Officers arrested a 37-year-old man at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and he is in custody helping with police inquiries.
A force spokesman said: “Police are not looking for anybody else in connection with this incident.
“Police have a team of detectives investigating and forensic scene investigators remain at the address gathering evidence this morning.
“A family liaison officer has also been appointed to work with the family during this difficult period.”