Avon and Somerset Police officers converged onto the petrol station on Hengrove Way, Bristol this morning. Staff members held hostage are uninjured, but one person has been taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
In a statement, Avon and Somerset Police said: “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.
“Officers were called at 7.36am and on the scene by 7.41am.
“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.”
Images have been released showing police taking a man into custody at the petrol station.
In a statement, Avon and Somerset 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.”
Police dogs have also been spotted at the scene after the man was detained.
Hengrove Way road has now re-opened with traffic moving both ways, but with a heavy police presence.
As a result of the ongoing police incident, buses were delayed.
Bus operator First West of England said their affected services were due to exit the Hengrove depot, in Roman Farm Road.
The cancelled services will resume once the police incident has been dealt with, with First West of England adding on Twitter: “POLICE INCIDENT – All services that operate out of Hengrove depot are currently unable to do so due to a nearby police incident.
“Delays to services as a result. Will update when able.”
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