Emergency services were called to the scene around Harpfields Road in Trent Vale near the junction with Collin Road earlier in the evening (Sunday, April 5).
A cord is in place and the police and paramedics are on the scene.
A Staffordshire police spokesman confirmed that they had been called to a person with a sharp weapon and that an operation was underway in the area.
A number of readers contacted StokeonTrentLive regarding the incident.
We will update you when one becomes available.