A male police officer who was travelling in the armed response vehicle
suffered minor injuries and was also taken to the University Hospital of North Tees.
Previously, firearms officers had to collect weapons from a locked safe in an armed response vehicle
under the authorisation of a senior officer.
An armed response vehicle
was even sent to Dalkeith Miners' Welfare Social Club in Midlothian.
Shortly afterwards, an armed response vehicle
tried to stop a silver Chrysler in Stratford town centre.
A further three officers were hurt when the car in the alleged attack sped around a corner moments after the first two were injured and collided with a parked armed response vehicle
A South Wales Police spokesman said an armed response vehicle
was stationed outside the house in Kenry Street, Treorchy, after the occupant rang the ambulance service at around 11am yesterday claiming he was distressed and had a knife.
Having spoken with the first officer toarrive at the scene -a member of an Armed Response Vehicle
crew -I believe the vehicle was despatched at 12.
A local armed response vehicle
unit was sent to the scene and officers made contact with the man on Lockyer Street.
Witnesses claimed the armed response vehicle
joined police cars on Cleveland Street in Normanby at about 6.
Witnesses reported seeing an armed response vehicle
and the police helicopter at the scene.
A spokesman for GMP said, "Based on the information we had at the time, a careful assessment was made by a senior officer as to whether an armed response vehicle
should be deployed.
Police requested help from an Armed Response Vehicle
and two vehicles, with a total of four armed officers on board, were sent to the scene.