Police end hostage situation at bowling alley in central England

Police end hostage situation at bowling alley in central England
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Police confirmed there were no casualties


Police have ended an armed hostage situation at a bowling alley in Nuneaton, central England, arresting the alleged gunman and freeing his two hostages.

In a statement, Warwickshire Police confirmed that one man was arrested at MFA Bowl and taken into police custody.

“We are pleased that we were able to bring this incident to a peaceful resolution and that there were no injuries. I would like to reassure the Nuneaton community that the incident is unconnected to any terrorist activity,” said Warwickshire Police Chief Superintendent Alex Franklin-Smith.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service earlier tweeted that the suspect had been treated at the scene and taken to hospital.

Pleased to say that the situation in #Nuneaton is now resolved. One suspect treated at scene and taken to hospital by ambulance… pic.twitter.com/GUi3Pd5THP

— WMAS (@OFFICIALWMAS) October 22, 2017

It added that two other men had been assessed at the scene but were uninjured and discharged.

MFA Bowl Chief Executive Mehdi Amshar said the two hostages were members of staff at the bowling alley in the Bermuda Park leisure complex.

See how the incident unfolded here:

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