Knifeman holding hostages at job centre in England: police

Knifeman holding hostages at job centre in England: police

PanARMENIAN.Net - A man armed with a knife is holding employees hostage at a job centre in Newcastle in northeast England, police said Friday, June 9, AFP reports.

"Specialist negotiators are at the scene," Northumbria Police said in a statement, adding that there were no reports of injuries.

Police said student accommodation nearby had been evacuated and a metro station closed as a precaution.

"Officers have attended and found a man armed with a knife had entered the premises and it is believed that several members of staff are being held there.

"It is believed the man responsible is known to the Job Centre and this is being treated as an isolated incident at this stage," police said.

 Top stories
The earthquake caused a temporary blackout, damaged many buildings and closed a number of rural roads.
The Prosecutor’s Office has released surveillance footage and said that one of the detainees in the case, Iveri Melashvili.
Destinations welcomed 900m fewer international tourists in January–October when compared with the same period of 2019.
Austrian authorities said at least one gunman remained on the run at 1am Vienna time on November 3.
Partner news
---