Man arrested after hostage situation at Nuneaton bowling alley

ANI | Updated: Oct 23, 2017 01:40 IST

Nuneaton [UK], Oct 23 (ANI): Police have arrested a man following a hostage situation reported at a bowling alley in Nuneaton.

A man armed with a sawn-off shotgun had reportedly taken several people hostage at a bowling alley in Nuneaton on Sunday.

According to reports, police used stun grenades to bring the hostage crisis to an end after a four-hour standoff.

Warwickshire Police said that members of public at the bowling alley and neighbouring properties were evacuated to safety and nobody was injured during the incident.

The police also confirmed that the incident was not connected to any terrorist activity.

"We would like to thank local people for their patience and cooperation while officers dealt with this incident. 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. (ANI)

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