Man arrested after taking 2 people hostage at Britain bowling alley





London - An armed man was arrested by British police after holding two employees hostage at a bowling alley in central England for four hours, the Press Association reported Sunday.



 The man was taken to hospital and both staff members - a duty manager and a lane host - were unharmed, according to Chris Clegg, operations director of MFA Bowl.
Dozens of people, including children, were evacuated from the building and nearby properties in the retail park during the incident, which police confirmed was not terrorism-related.
"We would like to thank local people for their patience and co-operation while officers dealt with this incident," said Chief Superintendent Alex Franklin-Smith said: "We are pleased that we were able to bring this incident to a peaceful resolution."
The gunman was described by one witness in the bowling alley as an unshaven man in his forties behaving aggressively.
"I looked up and there was a guy, probably 20 or 30 feet away, walking towards us with a sawn-off shotgun sort of slung over his shoulder," Lawrence Hallett, who had been at a children's party at the alley, told Sky News.

Sunday, October 22nd 2017
By Friederike Heine, dpa
           


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