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Staff held hostage at Newcastle employment office

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By Catherine Hardy
Staff held hostage at Newcastle employment office

<p>Several members of staff are being held hostage at an employment office in a city in the north of the UK.<br />  <br /> A man armed with a knife barricaded himself inside the job centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne just after 8am this morning.<br />  <br /> Specially-trained negotiators are at the scene.<br />  <br /> The incident has been described as “isolated” and is not thought to be linked to terrorism.</p>