POLICE have confirmed they are investigating after two men pulled up alongside a car and threatened its occupants with a crowbar – only to discover there were armed police inside the vehicle.

The incident happened in Waterfront Way, Brierley Hill, on Saturday October 27.

Police Inspector Simon Guilfoyle tweeted about the drama, saying it had left him “still chuckling” and he added: “I’d love to have seen their faces when they discovered it was @firearmsWMP unit.”

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said a 27-year old man was arrested in connection with the incident and has been bailed.