knifeman arrested after storming petrol station and holding staff hostage
Armed cops arrested a man after he allegedly stormed a petrol station with a knife and took staff hostage.
Staff members holed-up in a safe room in the shop in Bristol as police attempted to end the siege this morning.
One person was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries but it is not clear how they were wounded.
Pictures show the suspect being led away in handcuffs by armed police after he was arrested in connection with the drama.
Police said: “We have detained a man in connection with an incident at a petrol station on Hengrove Way this morning.
“Investigations at the scene continue.”
Officers earlier urged people to stay away while the stand-off was ongoing.
They said armed officers and a negotiator were scrambled to end the siege.
Avon and Somerset Police said on Twitter: “Police are at the scene of an incident which has led to the closure of Hengrove Way, Bristol today, Thursday 9 September.
“A man armed with a knife is inside the shop of the petrol station. Staff members are uninjured within a safe room and in contact with officers.
“One person has left the scene and gone to hospital with injuries not believed life-threatening.
“Armed officers and a negotiator have been deployed to try to bring the incident to a safe conclusion. Members of the public are urged to avoid the area.”