Update: Armed police arrest 'knifeman who took terrified staff hostage' at petrol station (photos)

Update: Armed police arrest 'knifeman who took terrified staff hostage' at petrol station (photos)



Police have arrested a knifeman on suspicion of attempted murder this morning after petrol station staff were taken hostage.


Photos from the scene in Bristol showed the victim being led away by specialist officers following the siege which lasted some two hours.


Earlier, police sent negotiators to the Esso station to secure the safe release of the hostages and were in contact with the terrified staff unable to get out of their hiding place.



One person has been taken to hospital, but they are not thought to have been seriously hurt.


One witness who did not want to be named, said he saw the end of the armed standoff.


He was placed in an ambulance before being bundled into the back of a police van.Latest Post
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